In years past, once the World Series was done, the next baseball we would see would be spring training games in early March where the lineup is filled with guys wearing numbers 76, 82 and 91.
Not no mo!
Last night I was watching a team of Major League players face the Taiwanese National Team in Taiwan. Curtis Granderson of the Yankees belted a grand slam in the American's 7-0 victory over Taiwan.
Couple of quick notes...The Taiwan fans have to be saluted. They filled the ballpark (not a bad little double-deck stadium with outfield bleachers) and stayed in their seats despite the rain. They also cheered the MLB stars and even gave a loud ovation to Robinson Cano who crushed a ball...foul. It was a festive atmosphere despite the rain. Great fans indeed.
The MLB'ers play 4 more games in Taiwan and I'll watch as much as I can thanks to MLB Network.
Here's a slogan for the MLB Network: MLB Network...Making Winters Almost Bearable!
(Yes I came up with that one all on my own!)