I know about 90% of you who read this blog don't care about baseball, but I feel the need to chatter - so feel free to tune me out until tomorrow.
- I'm not freaked out about Kenny Rogers being hurt. Do you know how much pitching Detroit has? A lot. I think we're the only team in the entire league not desperate for pitching. And seriously, off the top of my head I can think of 4 guys who can fill in as a number 5 starter. I mean, it's not like we're starting Carl Pavano (yeah I had to get that jab in there - although with my luck Pavano will pitch a no-hitter today just to piss me off). Plus we will score more runs this year. That's a fact jack. But I do think we miss Rogers in the clubhouse. You can't easily dismiss the effect he had on our extremely young pitching staff last year.
- I'm a little more freaked out about Vance Wilson being hurt. For those of you who don't know, Vance is our most excellent back up catcher. He's also the guy on the team I'd love to go out drinking with (I don't even know if the guy drinks, but man I bet he'd be fun to bar-hop with). Pudge looks great, and was healthy all last year, but he's no spring chicken. So up comes one of our minor leaguers.
- Our opening day match up is actually a compelling one for a change - the Toronto Blue Jays. Which means The Boyfriend (a Jays fan) and I will be screaming at the TV and each other when we watch the game later (we had to TiVo it since the start time is 10AM out here in California). I adore Doc Halladay, but hopefully he won't make my team look stupid today.
- Curtis Granderson's next move is to run for mayor of Detroit (like anyone in their right mind wants that job!) Not only does he have a blog through MLB (check my side bar) and a MySpace page, he's now got a blog on ESPN.com.
Can you feel the love?