An update from MLB.com came in yesterday on my phone. It was an important push notification about the Texas Rangers.

“Corey Kluber looked really sharp in his latest throwing session.”

Playoff tickets have been ordered. 

Kluber is back. That important February 18 hurdle had been conquered.

Every year, the stories coming out of spring training are so optimistic.

“He showed up ten pounds lighter.”

“He has a new approach.”

“He has a support animal that taught him how to hit.”

It’s comical. This is why they need to play games. Because that’s when the success of the throwing session and the ten pounds lighter and the new approach and the eating regimen are all revealed. 

Spring training is like watching paint dry. And not in a good way.