February 23rd, 2018
Well, Spring Training at least.
If anyone else had the day off like me, you probably spent it indoors, away from the terrible weather, pretending like you were down in Florida, while listening to Gary, Keith and Ron call the game from Port St. Lucie.
Sure, Wheeler only pitched one (good) inning, random players that you’d never heard of took over in the fifth inning, but you can’t help but feel good to see the uniform come out of hibernation. It’s the first real tangible sign that baseball season is here, even if the weather outside tells you otherwise.
Photo: David Cancel
Robles, Oswalt, Flexen, Wheeler and more all pitched, in fact, Oswalt was the only pitcher to get more than three outs.
On the offensive side, there was nothing really noteworthy, other than the debut of Todd Frazier, Adrian Gonzalez and a nice applause during a Wilmer Flores at-bat.
Sure, the Mets won, but I was enjoying the game from all aspects, and while the shock factor will be gone tomorrow, I’m looking forward to getting back at it tomorrow with another game.
Of course, I’m super hyped for later this week, when I’ll be heading on down to Spring Training to cover a few things. Be sure to follow me on Twitter @NikoMetsPlus for more exciting coverage.