Resetting Our Expectations
In all the hype surrounding spring training we tend to forget one important thing. It’s really freakin’ boring. We want to love it because baseball is back after a long winter hibernation but when you’re dealing with split squads and guys trying to make the roster, it’s not exactly prime entertainment. It’s like preseason football. It gives you a taste of what’s to come but it just isn’t the real thing.
Unfortunately, life is filled with these types of things. You really want something to be great and you really remember it being great but then it’s here and it kind of sucks. Like summer. You spend all winter wishing for the warmth of summer but by the time you’ve sweated through your tenth shirt of the day, you wonder why you ever wished for that. Or you finally get a date with the girl who turned you down in middle school and when you make it in close enough to kiss her, you notice she has a mustache. It’s just wrong.
But I’m here to tell you there’s no reason to despair. Our long, national nightmare has just about come to an end. Soon, real baseball will be played in real stadiums and when the Nationals are 30 games back at the All-Star break you will know that everything is as it should be. Veronica up at the top, though, and her poop obsession? Even I can’t spin that one.
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