MLB Opening Day

by

Johan

 With it officially being spring, although not feeling like it yet (40 degrees and raining here in NJ today), today brings around one of the yearly traditions that makes sports so fucking cool.  Opening day in Major League Baseball is a day when every team in the league has  a clean slate, they have 162 games to look forward to and they all have a shot to win the World Series.  However, only a few teams can realisitcally dream of October baseball.  One could say that the two New York Teams are two of the teams that have a realistic shot at playing in the fall classic.      

 Now as you readers will come to realize over the next few months, I am a die hard Mets fan.  I despise the Yankees, and the Sawx for that matter.  I live and die by the team from Queens during the summer.  And you will be seeing many posts on TurdPress about the Mets over the next few months.  If you have a problem with that, if you don’t like baseball, or if you are a dirty Yankee fan…blow me, thanks. 

 For us Mets fans, we can finally wash the taste of last year’s collapse out of our collective mouth.  We landed an Ace in Johan Santana, Reyes and Wright are another year older, wiser, and more mature.  Pedro is healthy and won’t have the pressure of being our number 1 guy.  Beltran is gonna be Beltran, 30 HR’s and 100 RBI’s and a gold glove caliber center field.  Maine and Perez, both 15 game winners last year, will both be one slot down in the rotation, taking pressure off of them.  And everything past these facts is a big toss up.  Delgado’s ability to produce, the overall health of the team, production from the catcher and corner outfielders, and our bench.  However, no one can deny we have the best pitching in the National League, an outstanding offensive lineup (injuries pending) and we should steamroll our way to the Division title. 

As for the Jankees as mi Cubano gente calls them, ALOT of questions there.  New manager, two kids in the rotation, Pettite hurt and still coming off the steroid fiasco, Joba Chamberlain, who was stellar in 18 games last season must now be the 8th inning guy for a whole year plus Rivera is no spring chicken….all this on top of a rapidly aging lineup.  This could prove for a bad year (by their standards) for the Yankees.  There is NO way they challenge the Sox for the Division and they must scratch and claw for the Wild Card.  I’m not gonna sit here and say they definitely won’t make the playoffs, but I don’t think you’ll be seeing the pinstripes in October. 

This being said, enjoy the season, I’ll be checking in and posting here on TurdPress over the course of the season as interesting developments take place.  And that’s the beauty of baseball season, with 162 games, you can be assured that plenty of exciting shit is gonna go down. 

 And I close by saying Let’s Go Mets, I hope the Yankees go down in flames, and for everyone reading this who’s a fan of any other team, good luck, unless you’re playing the Mets.  Mets in 08 suckaducks! 

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