Your choice of games today
The M’s play two split-squad games. I know we haven’t been putting up game threads for spring training games, and I’d say there are two reasons:
1) these games, especially this early in spring training, are good to watch some baseball and not much else
2) we’re really busy and spring training games are inconveniently scheduled for hanging out with the USSM readership
I haven’t been able to psyche myself up to tune in for some of these horrible lineups, but then I also wasn’t excited about those tone-setting McLaren-is-serious games against the Angels where he threw everything at them for no reason.
Also, because the M’s have gone into spring training with nearly every position set, there’s not a lot of drama to see if someone might force their way onto the starting lineup. Mike More could hit .600 all spring training and they’re not going to play him at first over Sexson. The most interesting question is whether Dickey will stick with the team, and given the amount of time they’re spending on him, that seems almost like a done deal too. Knuckleballs are cool.
Two games today:
@ Milwaukee (Or, as Scrappy Do would sing, “Milwaaaaaaukeeee/Milwaaaaaaukeeee/Everybody talkie ’bout Milwauakee”)
No word on what the lineups look like yet. I assume they’re both pretty awesome.