Meet the Met
The baseball season is almost upon us. Spring training is in full swing. And just like the players, I’ve been preparing for the new season.
I’ve drafted my fantasy baseball team (the mighty Pretzel Vendors).I’m not convinced listening to hours of fantasy baseball podcasts and poring over my Bill James book did a whole lot of good, but it should be a fun fantasy season, nonetheless. Drafting in haste, I’ll be tweaking at leisure. Or something like that.
I’ve renewed my mlb.tv subscription. They also successfully upsold me a minor league baseball subscription (for pennies, so I couldn’t resist). I’ll have literally thousands of games at my fingertips. I now have to (a) work out how to find more hours in the day (b) decide which AAA sides I should keep an eye on (c) fight off any buyer’s remorse when I don’t have the time (or maybe even the inclination) to watch thousands of hours of baseball every week. However, I doubt there is a better value deal in all online-sport-y-watching this side of a dodgy streaming site, so I should be happy with the deal even if I don’t use it each and every day.
But perhaps most importantly, the New York Mets have confirmed I’m their “tenth man”. And about time too. I mean, I don’t think they could do a whole lot worse, and they need all the help they can get. Click-y the picture to see my swanky, lifelike trading card in its full glory. They even made a whole video about me, but sadly I can’t embed the thing. But you can make your own here. It is great fun.
Minor League > Major League. MILB is way more exciting.
Follow the Royals’ farm team (Omaha Storm Chasers) if you’re looking at the minors. They have loads of talent in their farm system that they’ll trade away eventually.
Or go with the Isotopes. If you listen to their home games, you might hear me yelling at the umpires..
I’ve read bits and pieces on the Royals stocking up on talent, so I’ll be sure to check their side out. Ah – and the Isotopes! I knew you had a team! I will be sure to catch some of their games too. I will yell through my laptop at them, if that is any help.
In fact, I’m pretty excited about my MILB subscription. It combines my love of baseball with my love of being wilfully obscure/an inverted snob!
The middle ground between your post about the Mets and MILB and my post about bad music: Here’s a Woefully Unnecessary Tribute Rap Video About Minor Minor-League Pitcher.
“I apologise for the quality of this song.”
Wow. Such honesty. That’s beautiful.
With these musical gems, I bet you could make a mean mixtape.
Very cool card, Steve. I am envious enough that I just may do it myself. And will, of course, give you full credit. I have taken the plunge and will share a season ticket for the Bradenton Marauders this year. The home opener is on Friday, 8 April. The game will be against the defending Southern Division champs, the Charlotte Stone Crabs (Florida State League affiliate of the Rays), and will have real fireworks afterward. Dad has already asked me to take him to a Marauders/St Lucie Mets game before he and Mom go away for the summer. I’ll root for the Marauders unless they’re playing the ol’ Blue and Orange.