Even though spring training has just kicked off, we are only six weeks from the Indians’ season opener in Oakland. The journey towards the conquest of the AL Central crown is so close, that it feels like we’ll just wake up tomorrow and it’ll be play ball across the land! (For the super-picky, the season actually begins on March 22 as the Dodgers and Diamondbacks play a doubleheader in Australia. Let’s hope and pray the Indians never get the idea to torture us with baseball before the crack of freakin’ dawn. We almost did that twenty times last year anyway with those ridiculous rain delays that they had to dole out sympathy vouchers for. Ugh.)
And lemme tell ya, the good folks at SportsTimeOhio know that that the Indians might be the only team in town that’s worth giving a hoot about. With the exception of five “TBD”-ed Saturday games (presumably FOX telecasts), it sure appears that all 162 contests will be on your telly. So what I’m basically saying is this: If Matt Underwood annoys you, it may behoove you to try to let him into your heart. You’re gonna hear a lot of him.
Not only is there the full regular season slate, but for us unlucky folk who don’t get to rub elbows with the guys in Goodyear, STO will also have a good number of spring training games to whet our appetite. And so we can be serenaded. Again. The first game’s on February 28!