I have written extensively in this space about the stupidity of the unbalanced schedule. But, I’d be dishonest if I didn’t say that the unbalanced schedule has at least one positive side-effect: fewer west coast trips.
I hate when the club is out west for two reasons. They play awful and I fall asleep on the couch.
I can’t handle these mid-week 10 p.m. starts. The only thing I get out of a Rays west-coast swing is a crick in my neck. Maybe it would be different if there was an American League team in the western time zone that was relevant. But there isn’t. So, I try to be a dutiful fan and watch. I give the Rays credit with Nielsen because the TV stays on well into the post-game oxyclean infomercials at 2 a.m. But I simply cannot keep my eyes open to watch.
So, I really don’t have an opinion on the club’s play against team hi-liter. But, based on the line score I just saw, I don’t think I’d have a lot of good things to say had I stayed awake.