Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Shhh... the season started. Don't wake up.

While you were sleeping, the baseball season started.
Like Christmas morning, Mariner fans woke up and to their delight saw their team won a game. What a terrific present.

What a stupid way to start the season.
I'm not saying have a huge spectacular like football. But what kind of marketing mind thinks like this:

Hey! Here's how we start the season. We take two teams who have virtually no shot of winning, fly them to Asia and have them play a game at 3AM West Coast time to make sure any people who actually follow those teams will be sound asleep.

Is this to get attention in Japan? I've seen the reporters swarm around Ichiro, Matsui and now Yu Darvish. They notice!

Last year I suggested they start the season with the All Star Game.
How is that worse that sneaking off and starting the regular season in the middle of the night?

This game looked pretty exciting. It was an extra inning affair that the Mariners won.
I hope the few people who actually SAW it didn't wake anyone.

You'd hate to make too much noise on opening day.
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  1. Anonymous12:55 PM

    I love baseball and I'm huge Red Sox fan. I'm from Ukraine. When Sox start most of their games (7:00 PM ET), its 2:00 AM here. I have a work, family with little baby (born on the draft day, by the way), some personal life and I LOVE to sleep. Still I watched 90% regular season games last season and will continue in 2012.

    So my point is - if you're huge baseball fan, you can sacrifice couple of nights to see your beloved team. If not - you're not fan.

    P.S. Thanks for your blog! I'm a Red Sox blogger too, unfortunately, you don't understand Russian, I'd love to discuss some of my articles with you.

  2. hahaha you always keep that peculiar sense of humor, I like it, and if the season started it means I will not get so much sleep because I will be watching all the games I can and be so excited