OH MY GOODNESS! REMAIN CALM! REMAIN CALL! ALL IS WELL! THERE'S NO NEED TO PANIC OR ANYTHING! FOUR RUNS IN ONE INNING IS FINE! IT...IT...IT...IT...IT...IT...IT'S JUST SPRING TRAINING AND ALL! NO REASON TO GET EXCITED! JUST CALM DOWN EVERYBODY, JUST CALM DOWN!
Ahem. The above was a little dramatization.
Game one of the Card's spring went to the Mets 7-5. Who cares? Mark Mulder gave up four runs in the first inning. Who cares? There's an article on the spring training notes of the Cardinals official website that talks about there being a big deal made of Mulder's showing yesterday. What's wrong with Mulder? Who cares? ESPN is posting meaningless scores of spring training games on their bottom screen scoreboard. Who cares? The Yankees and Red Sox play Monday. Who cares?
Kind of reminds me of last year's spring opener against the Mets, when your favorite and mine, Matt Morris, gave up eight or nine runs in his first couple of innings. And last season turned out okay, I guess. Why they bother to even keep score in spring training is beyond me. Just let them throw and hit and run and field. They can start keeping scores and stats on April 5th. Until then, I wish these reporters would just stick to stories that matter in spring training. Oh, I forgot, there aren't any, this side of an injury or another Ankiel meltdown.