Friday, February 26, 2021

Pitchers and Catchers


Pitchers and catchers reported for spring training last week, an event that usually gives me great glee.

Not this year.

Perhaps it's because the 2020 season was such a waste, for obvious reasons.  They include a joke of a 60 game season, too many teams in the playoffs, seven inning double headers, a runner automatically on second in extra innings, and creepy cut outs in the stands.

If the government can ever figure out how to get people vaccinated, this season can be much different.  162 games are on the schedule.  MLB is trying to cut down on home runs.  We will see actual people in the stands in most cities.

It will be a very long time before things feel "normal" together.  I should be grateful for small steps in that direction.