Ladies and gentlemen: the 2012 MLB season has arrived.
(photo by Bobcatnorth on Flickr)
For some reason I agreed to join my coworker’s fantasy league this season, even though I have no idea how to play fantasy baseball–if any of you have great tips, I’m all ears.
Tonight, a ridiculous start to the season (who’s counting those A’s/Marlins games in Japan? NO ONE): Kyle Lohse has a no-hit bid through six innings, and Jose Reyes — glad I drafted him — broke it up in the seventh. At Marlins Park. Those poor fans.
In “this doesn’t mean anything but I hope it totally means something” news, though, the Toronto Blue Jays finished off the preseason at a disgusting 24-7-1. That is a .774 record in spring training, destroying the Grapefruits and leading all of the Major Leagues. I know it’s spring training, but look at how awesome this is:
Note that St. Louis, who led the National League, finished at .640. Our rotation had better hold strong (happy thoughts, Drabek, happy thoughts), because it’s gonna be a good year. Also note the positions of New York and Boston. God, so wishful.
TOMORROW: The Blue Jays open the season at Progressive Field with Romero vs. Masterson, 3:05 PM ET! FINALLY!