If it were up to Bud Selig, the whole season would probably be interleague play with a little international and intergalactic play mixed in. Intergalactic play could actually be pretty cool, if Jar Jar Binks were involved, but I digress. It’s not – thankfully – entirely up to Selig, so for now, there’s not that much interleague play at all.
There is, however, Spring Training when the leagues kind of play musical chairs. Which leads to some pretty fabulous matchups. Bumgarner vs. Darvish kind of matchups. They were both rather good, as one would hope, and it didn’t feel much like a Spring Training game at all. Certainly not to Andres Torres, who took it all a little bit, er, seriously. A little bit more seriously than maybe was necessary, but that’s why we love him, right? Anyhow, Bumgarner beat Darvish as it were, which might have been a) a fluke b) Darvish’s hair was Sampson-like but silly Lincecum started a trend so the rest is history c) Bumgarner rules and his gift ideas do, too. (Nope, never dropping that one.)
In World Baseball Classic news, I do not get it. Any of it. I’m sure it’s not that complicated, but I can’t bring myself to understand how it works. Still waiting on the free gelato/pizza/Italian soda/caprese pasta/mint green Fiat.
That brawl was pretty epic, though. Speaking of people who take things too seriously.
In Canada, which is a country to the north…