Spring training is officially underway in Port St. Lucie, Florida and at other sites throughout the Sunshine State and in Arizona.
But unlike most years, I’m just not excited about it.
I wish it were just frustration with the Wilpon family finances, Sandy Alderson‘s doublespeak and the very real possibility that the Mets Opening Day outfield will not include anyone who should be a regular in the major leagues.
Those things are all part of it – a better Mets team would provide a better distraction from real-world problems. But even if we were looking at a team we all thought could win the World Series, I don’t think I’d be that excited about spring training.
Right now, it’s too hard to pretend to care who’s showing up to spring training “in the best shape of their life” while I’m watching my father’s health continue to decline.
Maybe baseball will seem more interesting when the games begin, maybe it won’t. I have no plans to shut down this website, but I don’t really feel motivated to write the way I used to either.