Yesterday was a huge over-hyped holiday in America for many people. A holiday the media has promoted for years when really there is no need for it. That's right, yesterday was the day that pitchers and catchers reported to Spring Training.
I've never understood the fascination with "Pitchers and Catchers Reporting". Does anyone really care that some middle relief guy is throwing a bullpen session with a Double A catcher? I've never understood the hysteria with the whole thing. It's not like these guys haven't been working out in the offseason anyways. It's not like this the first pitchers have picked up a baseball in 3 months and we are excited to see if they still have it.
I guess it's just because they officially have licensed team gear on while they are throwing or because it's the first time many of the guys on the team are all together. I guess I just don't understand why fans across the country care that much about it. The players themselves I understand, it's gotta be a great feeling to reunite with your teammates and officially report to your job. Even the fans in Florida and Arizona getting excited I understand because many of those fans may go to the Spring Training sites throughout the spring and watch teams practice. But people across the Midwest and elsewhere treating Pitchers and Catchers day like a holiday need to calm down.
Been playing a new game on my phone the past couple weeks called WWE Champions. It's basically a mix between WWE, Candy Crush, and Marvel's Contest of Champions. I'd recommend it to anyone who likes any two of those three things I mentioned. The basic premise is you start with a couple WWE wrestlers on your roster and then you "wrestle" other wrestlers along your path. Each match you wrestle is just like playing Candy Crush against that person. The more points you score the more damage you cause to your opponent.
Then along the way you acquire more wrestlers and can rank up those wrestlers to fill out your roster. Nothing fancy but still pretty fun and addicting. My only complaint would be that it seems a little slow moving and takes awhile to acquire new wrestlers or rank your guys up. Seems like I should be able to progress faster through the game but you often reach points where you need to rank up your wrestlers to do so, but that process takes time. For example, I had to beat Kevin Owens on my last path but could only do it with a "Trickster" wrestler. My only "Trickster" on my roster was The Miz but I hadn't been ranking him up. So I had to spend 2 days ranking him up just to have a chance to advance. Maybe that's designed to keep you in the game longer and not fly through the path too quickly but I'm afraid burnout may come with this. We'll see.....I'd suggest you at least give it a look though.
Regular readers of this blog know I generally answer the six questions in the FlyOver Sports podcast's Sixer segment each week but I'll be unable to do that this week. As you probably already know after listening to this week's podcast, the Sixer was devoted to the spouses of the hosts this week in a Valentine's Day edition. Entertaining stuff yes, but doesn't really help my blogging much. So no Sixer answers from me this week. Please direct all anger on this topic to Nathan Welsch at @nathanjwelsch on Twitter for not providing additional questions for the rest of us.