Ruining America’s Pasttime

I am not as excited for the upcoming baseball season as I have been in recent years, and as a result, I am generally not following it. I did, however, make one observation:

Major League Baseball ruined opening day.

Baseball, as you may recall, is the sport closely affiliated with such phrases as “America’s Pasttime” or “As American as baseball and apple pie.”

That is why it is so disappointing that Major League Baseball would choose to play the first two games of the 2012 series in a different country, on a different continent, in a different hemisphere.

The 2012 season is underway, with Oakland and Seattle playing twice in Japan. A quick show of hands– who saw it? Who knew about it?

I didn’t think so.

Good job, MLB. You’ve taken a virtual holiday for sports lovers, and screwed it up.


That is all.