Just a few more hours until we go real. Even if it's only 6AM baseball from Japan, it signals that, soon enough, I will no longer be held captive by basketball (pro, college, womens and whatever the Knicks play), hockey, NASCAR, golf and other unwatchable crap.
Not that it helped my brackets any, but, thankfully, I played soccer all winter.
Strangely, I can watch tennis at 3AM with no qualms. Go figure.
Isn't basketball really like NASCAR? They go back and forth (or 'round and 'round) a couple of hundred times, but nothing gets resolved until the last 2 minutes...and that's when they're not fixing games.
Baseball will make all that go away.
I guess I should make predictions. Errr...the Yankees and Red Sox will be good. So will Detroit, Cleveland and the Angels. Seattle is going to pretend to be good. The Mets plan on being good for 145 games. The Phillies and Braves will pretend to be good. Some teams in the NL Central and West will also pretend to be good; I suppose we'll say the Cubs Brewers, Padres and Arizona. I don't know if Torre will get the Dodgers to play.
That's as far as I'll go. At this point, I don't worry about who will win. Maybe I'll offer analysis as we go along. Okay, one more prediction: out of the guys picked in the first two rounds in a fantasy draft, half of them are on the shit. I don't care who is on the sauce, as long as they don't make it obvious.