Whoever the guy is that makes the MLB schedule is either stupid or mean.
"You know what would be funny?" he says, "We'll have the Padres and Diamondbacks and Dodgers play in Chicago when it's 40 out! HAHAHAHAHAHA!"
I went to the opener and following Pirate game, the Saturday Dodger game on the 23rd, and this last Monday night's 3-5 loss to the Rockies.
The Dodger game was good, but the others were miserable - Monday night especially.
Scheduling all those teams is difficult, but flopping the games with the West Coast teams seems like... don't they have computers that can figure this kind of stuff out?
Shouldn't MLB have a scheduling computer program that's as smart as their stats-keeping programs?
Oh well, they got rained out yesterday which is good.
The less games they play without Randy Wells and Andrew Cashner the better.
And now they're in Arizona, then Los Angeles, and back here for the Reds.
Both the Cubs and DBacks are 10-13 and second to last in their respective divisions, although AZ just took 2 of 3 from NLE first place Philadelphia.
Maybe warmth will creep into Cub bones and tonight Ryan Dempster can get out of his mediocre-ness, and the bats can string something together...
Anyway, glad to have April basically in the rear view.