Not Really in the Spring Swing
I’ll admit that I am not entirely happy about the Rays start so far this spring.
That ain’t exactly a baseball beginning to howl about.
I understand that it is spring and that teams are not working hard to win games. They are simply trying to “get their work in,” as the saying goes.
I get it.
But if both teams are not trying to win, and if both teams are just getting work in, then why is it that the Rays seem to be on the losing end of 4 out of 6 games?
This offseason is one of the most memorable in the history of the Rays franchise. They brought in prime time players (maybe PAST prime time players…) and lost parts of the playoff foundation. Heck, they lost major parts of the franchise’s heart, but that’s another rant…
I think that I–along with most Rays fans–were hoping for some kind of explosive start to the spring that would take away the hurt of losing guys like Carl Crawford, Carlos Pena, and Matt Garza.
It hasn’t happened.
But that’s ok.
Baseball’s back, right? Spring has begun. Plenty to whine about. Plenty to cheer about. Plenty to write about.
It feels good to feel bad!