I can’t get into Mets Spring Training yet

Mets, it’s not you, it’s me.

I don’t know what it is, but I just haven’t gotten into the Mets flow yet.  I am blogging as much as ever.  I bought 4 jerseys in February.  But I just can’t bring myself to watch these games.

Maybe it’s because Murphy has been out and now Wright is playing in the stupid tournament.

Maybe it’s because I don’t need More Cowgill.

Maybe it is because Spring Training started earlier, or because I didn’t go.  Maybe it’s because work has been annoying and I am tired.  Maybe I just like video games.

Usually I am all into the Spring, at least the beginning.  So far…nothing.  It’s still off-season to me.

How about you?

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5 Replies to “I can’t get into Mets Spring Training yet”

  1. Tournament is not stupid it is a great idea just awkwardly placed and poorly managed and promoted by MLB. They have great ideas but other leagues take them and run better with them.

    I went to Spring traing 24 years straight starting in 1984 seeing Mets v Cards in the opener when both were in St. Pete. Was in clubhouse and on field that day and got a great amount of autographs and spring training was fun but it was real. The teams were down there for business and they played about 25 games in ST. he top prospects were there as well in addition a few invitees and organizational men. After the 1st couple of games you saw the team play and a few prospects or a walk on vet actually being put in game situations to see if they can make the team.

    The past several years it has become a farse the play 30 or so games , every minor leaguer is in camp and plays most the games and most of them will never see AAA let alone MLB. The ves are entitled and wil not take even an hour bus trip to visiting game, even though they are home by 6. They limit access off field and on field to players because no one plays. Even when guys are sent to minor league camp they appear game after game in the major league games. People are buying tickets at MLB regular season prices and sometimes more for these games and you may wait all winter to see your team at a ST game in a visiting city and absolutley no player shows up. Didd you see the line up for Nats a few days ago Mets?

    To complicate this we have the pre mature games in last week of Feb. to accomodate the WBC. The U.S> pool does not play till March 7 . They plop the WBC smack into ST thus cannabilizing ST more than they already have with the indifference they show above . AS you say watching its as if you are not ready to watch yet so in middle of winter. Enough anticipation has not pent up.

    Why not start WBC late Feb into early march. THe particpants can start ST 10 days early in prep for these games. As WBC games beggin the rest of MLB then does ST and the exhibition games start say a day after WBC ends about the 8 or so of March. The WBC guys who were in final round take a couple of days off after WBC and then join for the exhibitions. They can get away with about 20 to 22 games if they actually played them for real instead of how the just play non factor players now..they can ave a cople extra intra squad games early during prep time if they need more work, and they do need more work because they skate thru ST coddling the MLB guys qnd they c/n get thro 6 innings in April. Many pitchers would go 8 or 9 in last week of ST in the past! So I see why you are a bit off on ST this…but it is still baseball and ilook at it but d/n want to peak to soon either. It beats football , hoops expecially the NCAA tournament and NHL any day!

  2. Last weekend, I was excited because there were actual baseball games on TV to watch. This weekend, I’m bored already.

    The actual prospects won’t open the year in New York unless they look amazing and there are a slew of injuries to force Sandy Alderson to give up on the idea of pushing back arbitration eligibility another year.

    I can worry about the anonymous outfielders and relief pitchers in April when we find out which ones are sticking around…

    And yes, six weeks of spring training is just too long for everybody except starting pitchers… then in might not be long enough.

  3. I’ve tuned in a bit, usually 2 or 3 innings – no more really. I like watching the prospects get their innings in and ABs. I don’t watch full games, though.

  4. Agree the WBC is Stupid! It is morning but a money grab by the MLB to sell hats and jerseys of teams that nobody cares about or games that nobody watches.

    It is all fun and games now until some star pitcher blows his are out or gets hurt because he is over used or misused because SPAIN wants to win a game.

    Nobody in the USA cares about this! They have brought Joe Torre out of mothballs to try to get people to care.

    The only good thing about the Mets being a crappy team is that they have only taken one of our players. So the one Met that anybody outside of Queens knows, David Wright is not to be seen.

    Hopefully the USA gets eliminated early so players come back.

    The best thing that can be said is its only once every four years…… LETS GO KINGDOM OF THE

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