Lack of Butterflies

Normally, right around this time of year (less than a week till the season begins), I start to get nervous. I’ll pace around anticipating the upcoming season, and the thrill of Opening Day.

Not so much right now. Pretty sure I’ll still be pumped when the day actually arrives, but there is a distinct lack of anticipation or nervousness in me right now. Probably because of the low expectation of sustained success for the upcoming season…something many (though definitely not all–I mean the Yankees pretty much never let the fans down from a “competitive” perspective) YFs and SFs can probably empathize with this season.

So hurry up, two days from now, so that I can feel a bit of the old thrill!

(I’ve a feeling, though, that come April Fool’s Day, the joke will be on me.  Also, WTF is it with having a day of baseball and then an immediate day off every start of the season the past few years?)

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  • I think that is just in case they have to delay Opening Day because of weather? I could be wrong.

    I could not be more excited for Monday. I am not buying all the “experts” saying the Yankees are done. Hell, they’ve picked us out of the playoffs for a couple years now. So basically, they are idiots.

    I have no idea what to expect from Boston? I am just glad Iginla nixed the deal to the B’s and went to Pitt. ;)

    krueg March 30, 2013, 6:35 pm
  • I did actually fist pump slightly when the Red Sox beat the Twins today. Guess the embers still burn.

    Devine March 30, 2013, 10:50 pm
  • There you go D!!!

    krueg March 31, 2013, 12:42 am
  • I actually share krueg’s optimism about the Yankees. Which in my case of course means I’m pessimistic about the Yankees being as bad as advertised. And like krueg I have no idea what to expect from the Sox. But if they can limit the injuries for a change and the starters all have career years we might be quite good actually …

    Here’s how it’ll turn out in the AL East: Rays, Yankees, Blue Jays, Red Sox, Orioles. One wild card for the AL East at most.

    pale blue eyes March 31, 2013, 7:35 am
  • I am just tired of hearing about the Rays. Yes they are good. Yes they have great scouting, etc, etc, etc of course no one mentions they had a decade+ of top 5 picks but I digress…

    The Rays aren’t winning anything. Everyone picks them every year.

    The Jays? OK, so you are moving an entire terrible Marlins team up to Canada to play on that turf? Reyes will spend half the year hurt, Johnson hasn’t been good in the NL the past couple years, and Buerhle is known to the Yankees. So please, weren’t the Angels supposed to win it all last year after all the moves? How’d that work out…

    The O’s???? LUCKIEST FUCKING TEAM EVER last year…no way they do that again in extra innings and 1 run games.

    The Sox are an enigma to me. I think their staff is still strong. I’m not sure about the bullpen? You guys would know better than me. I have NO idea about the bats. Not bad I think?

    Which brings me back to the supposed “talentless” Yankees. Please. Our lineup is still solid, just not with HR hitters which we here all wanted anyway! If we just stay around .500 until Granderson and Tex get back it’s all gravy baby! Then we just have about the best bench in the league. Staff is solid and the bullpen is stout.

    “I am not worried, I am not overly concerned…”

    Counting Crows

    PS Now, injuries could kill us but that goes for every team, in every sport, FOREVER….LET’S GET IT ON!!!!

    krueg March 31, 2013, 12:07 pm
  • Krueg, I’m tired of hearing about the Rays too. I’m more or less picking them by default, because, yes, the Orioles will not be able to do it again, the Jays are way overrated, the Sox are not good enough and I can’t really pick the Yankees. But reports of the Yankees’ upcoming demise certainly overlook how much talent that team has. Time to play the games!

    pale blue eyes March 31, 2013, 2:53 pm
  • People just want them to win because of the small payroll combined with their Yankee/Sox hatred. It’s played out. Tampa doesn’t even deserve a team and maybe if they spent a little more money, they would have some offense? I mean, as great as their pitchers are where are all the bats? They are the greatest minds in the history of baseball so you would think they would have a historically great offense to go along with the greatest collection of pitchers in history…that miss the playoffs and have never won a thing really except 1 AL Pennant in front of a half empty dump of a stadium.


    krueg March 31, 2013, 6:25 pm
  • Let’s get this thing going!!

    DC, Krueg, ect –
    It’s good to be back another year!!

    Brad April 1, 2013, 9:29 am
  • Sox vs Yankees.

    Game thread. Let’s get it popping early boys!

    krueg April 1, 2013, 10:02 am
  • Good result last night! If the Astros can snatch a few games from their AL West opponents this should greatly improve wildcard odds for the AL East teams. (Good result for the Bruins too …)

    pale blue eyes April 1, 2013, 10:15 am


    krueg April 1, 2013, 10:18 am
  • I knew you’d bite …

    No gamer yet, so here are the line-ups (according to Pete Abe on

    Jacoby Ellsbury CF
    Shane Victorino RF
    Dustin Pedroia 2B
    Mike Napoli 1B
    Will Middlebrooks 3B
    Jarrod Saltalamacchia C
    Jonny Gomes DH
    Jackie Bradley Jr. LF
    Jose Iglesias SS
    Pitching: Jon Lester

    Brett Gardner CF
    Eduardo Nunez SS
    Robinson Cano 2B
    Kevin Youkilis 1B
    VernonWells LF
    Ben Francisco DH
    Ichiro Suzuki RF
    Jayson Nix 3B
    Francisco Cervelli C
    Pitching: CC Sabathia.

    Go Sox!

    pale blue eyes April 1, 2013, 10:25 am
  • YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUKKKKKKKKKK is going to light up his old team!!!!

    krueg April 1, 2013, 11:34 am
  • I gotta go get a 12 pack…

    krueg April 1, 2013, 11:35 am
  • ^^ This.

    Brad April 1, 2013, 12:08 pm