The grass is just starting to green up in North Texas and trees are beginning to blossom – and I’m coughing and my nose is running. And that must mean that opening day is just around the corner. Well, not really. It already opened – in Australia.
Australia? Yup, MLB is trying to attract a broader audience and last week the L.A. Dodgers and Arizona Diamondback played the season opener in Sydney’s Cricket Grounds. It was the first time a “real” game was played in Australia. Although the Grounds did host an exhibition game between the White Sox and the Giants — in 1914!
As a ex-pat Dodger fan, I was following the event, and then I discovered that one of my cousins had attended the game and wrote an article which was posted on SB Nation. He did a nice job of sharing his adventure and his love of baseball. It’s good reading.
Oh, and it’s only six more days until the Rangers open against the Phillies – that’s if the Rangers have any healthy ballplayers left!