Brewers 9, Mariners 7: I get the feeling that nobody's been reading this shoddily put together recaps about meaningless spring training games. I don't really feel bad. I barely put any effort into recapping games I didn't watch or didn't even see highlights for.
Indians 5, Padres 2: But in less than one week, real baseball is going to happen, real baseball that has real statistics and real action that counts in the real standings. It's the kind of realness that makes you want to watch a full hour of Baseball Tonight, or even better, the new MLB Network to hear recaps and see highlights.
Mets 2, Orioles 1: Call me a dreamer but the dawn of a new baseball season means that everyone has a chance to do well, even teams like the Mets and the Orioles who have shared a collective sadness for well over 20 years. But none of that matters! That's yesterday's news, people! And these recaps? Yesterday's nonsense.
Twins 3, Rays 2: I promise that once games actually start, I'm going to pay more attention to what happens with a focus on the heroes, the goats, and the game-changing plays. I'll also do my best to intersperse the recaps with plantain jokes. It's the least I can do for you, kind reader.
Tigers 3, Nationals 2: So bear with me for a couple more days with these silly recaps for meaningless games that have no bearing come Sunday night. It's what we have to do to fully prepare ourselves for a 2009 season that will be fruitful and possibly even better than expected....even for the Tigers.