A Tale of Two Offseasons
It is the best of times, and it is the worst of times.
Before the confused e-mails begin to roll in, let me specify: skies are dark if you’re a Mariner fan, but somewhere, there is joy in Mudville. The Texas Rangers may be about to cap off a productive offseason with a run at Kevin Millwood.
Unsatisfied as most are with the M’s performance this winter, the fact that a division rival has markedly improved amplifies the disquiet. The Rangers’ signing a coveted starter would make the pill all the more bitter.
It’s always darkest before the dawn, and tomorrow is the shortest, darkest day of the year. Perhaps things will shift, and lighter days will lead to more lighthearted posts.
But as it is, I just had one thought when I saw Mike Bauman’s argument for why Cuba should get a spot in the World Baseball Classic:
Playing this tournament without Cuba would be like proceeding with the American League West schedule without including the Seattle Mariners.
… “it would cause roughly the same result”?