As with anything we look forward to, time just drags along. In less than three days, pitchers and catchers report. For me, this not only represents the beginning of the new baseball season, but a light at the end of the ice encrusted tunnel. Ever since I moved away from Florida, I have wished to go back. Luckily for me, this has been a mild winter and I guess we just missed that nasty storm that went up the eastern coast. Only one good month of winter and Spring is here.
But that’s what really bothers me.
You see, just like the beaches that I rarely went to even though they were only fifteen minutes away, spring training games came few and far between for me when I was in Florida. It’s not that I didn’t want to go, but I was usually working and on my days off, I had to tend to my kids that were just too young to go. But I always knew at any given time, I could go to a game on a minutes notice. Now, I don’t have that. Like most of the United States( & Canada), I have to wait until the teams head back home. I already have plans to go to NY (Shea) and Philly (twice) this season, but probably more. I wonder if spring training will be on MLB.tv….
I’ll throw out my prediction a little early and predict a USA-Dominican Championship. These two are clearly the best teams in the tournament and should be there. The DR has a much tougher schedule and may be the favorites. I’ll be writing a good amount on the games when they start, just trying to fill in the blog space for now.
Over the past week I have been getting used to eating better after the great stomach pains of last Super Bowl Sunday. Tomarrow, my wife and I are going on a serious fitness kick and will be keeping a blog about the successes and failures that occur. Not that anyone would read it, but it helps to keep us motivated. I’ll put a link up when it goes live if anyone cares.
Funny, I just checked the front page of MLBlogs and it’s about the weather up here in the north. You guys must be reading my mind!