It’s the beginning of a new season of Major League Baseball, and for a brief period hope springs eternal for all 30 teams. For a fleeting moment no one is in last, everyone is in first, and every clubhouse has legitimate aspirations of playing meaningful baseball once the calendar rolls into October. Of course, this is very much an idyllic vision of the present day: For some, the optimism is well-founded, with rosters that have been painstakingly constructed over the course of years. For others it is nothing more than a Utopian pipe dream.
Today we start with the Senior Circuit and break down the National League since they’re celebrating their 150th anniversary (or at least the Reds are, that’s really close enough). It seems fitting…some line about respecting your elders or something…but heading into the 2019 the National League does have many of this season’s most intriguing story lines and compelling divisional races. From the highs to the lows it’s going to be a battle from start to finish, and Tom and I certainly have a lot to say about it all.
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