The dog days of spring…

Aside from a new Dodgers owner and the ongoing debate over whether or not spring training stats mean much of anything (and for 90% of the guys on the big league roster they don’t) there’s just not much to talk about.

The novelty of spring ball has worn off. We’ve seen the players in their new uniforms and we’re all happy baseball is back and all that other junk. But dammit, we’re also ready for some games that actually count. Enough of speculating whether Timmy’s fastball will stay down in the zone deep into a game where he’s actually trying to get guys out, let’s just go ahead and see the real thing.

The last week of spring training blows. It’s like those last two days before Christmas as a kid where you’re over the thrill of winter break and now you just want to tear into some presents but you know it’s going to be an eternity before you do. Except now there’s the chance that one of those presents will be a .210 batting average from your leadoff hitter.

Meanwhile, the Dodgers may now be owned by the group of rich guys that hired Magic Johnson as their spokesman. Hopefully this doesn’t mean a looming departure for Ned Coletti just yet. I think that given another two or three years as GM, he could really screw up that franchise for the long haul.

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9 Responses to The dog days of spring…

  1. sandy32koufax says:

    I wonder if McDickless gets screwed on this deal by MLB or the owners…okay, I doubt it too

    F U C K

    • shaman138 says:

      We know McCourt’s in it for the long haul, and, chances are, so is Ned. I do feel bad for you–tough times to be a Dodger fan, for sure.

  2. xoot says:

    Both McCourts will reap millions from this deal. I wonder if the new owners bought the liability for the Brian Stow beating. Insurance may cover it, in any event.

    Now watch the bums owners closely. I think their approach will somewhat resemble what the Giants new owners pursued in 1992, although they’ll have more money to spend. They’ll sign the top free agents, in an attempt to charge back into competition. Donnie Two Trips will probably get canned. Coletti is toast. He’ll probably go early this year.

    Will the increased pressure from LA affect the Giants’ owners? I hope so.

  3. unca_chuck says:

    The baseball season STARTED at 3:00 am this morning. Did anyone notice? Was it even televised?

    • unca_chuck says:

      Let’s all give a shout-out to Bud Selig for undermining what used to be the time-honored tradition of the Cincinnati Reds opening the season so we can start the season with the A’s and Seattle in Japan.

    • xoot says:

      The A’s have to stop dead in the middle of their season start to finish off the Giants’ ST in the Bay Bridge series. Now that is stupid — of the A’s.

  4. unca_chuck says:

    I’d throw that more on Bud trying to be global. What a tool. I guess the A’s could have said no, but Lou and Bud being college roomies, what’s 7,000 miles of travel for a 2 game road trip among friends?

    • unca_chuck says:

      Now there’s talk of games in London. Bully for Bud.

      • JDR says:

        That would be awful. I assume they’d have to play it at a cricket ground, where the seating layout is like a giant circle. It would make the baseball configuration at the ‘Stick look like a cozy park and they’d have to close off anything in the “outfield” seats unless fans want to sit 200 feet behind the CF fence.

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