Sunday, April 03, 2005

Quick gripe

There is ONE thing that ticks me off about this Sunday Night EXTRAVAGANZA opening night game between the Yanks and RedSax (other than the 2004 ALCS result): it's a Sunday Night FirstGameOfTheSeason. Baseball STARTS on the first TUESDAY in April and the first game is in CINCINNATI. That's tradition: both the Tuesday start and the locale (the Reds are the oldest team in the current major leagues). And baseball is steeped in its traditions.

I understand the global-appeal marketing binge that led the sport to start the season on special two-game series in Japan, but if MLB is starting the season in the United States, then it should start it at noon or 1 pm in Cincinnati. Make this a Tuesday night extravaganza instead.

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