Maybe mother nature should be blamed, but I don't feel like Opening Day is only 2 days away. College Basketball is wrapping up, Cuse lacrosse is on TV, the NFL draft is around the corner, the NBA and NHL playoffs are looming. All sports are as they should be. Yet, baseball feels off.
Have I missed the hype?
From 2011, can't find anything for 2012 that isn't team specific.
I know the Giants don't open at home, but usually by now there's local coverage or Sports Center commercials with Lincecum or Wilson. While writing this Sunday afternoon, of the 11 headlines on ESPN only 2 related to baseball. On the rotating Top Stories, the MLB season preview is at the end after the NBA, NASCAR, Men's Hoops and Women's Hoops.
Maybe I woke up in some alternate universe where Nascar and women's basketball now hold more interest than America's Favorite Pastime? I know baseball is a long, slow season. Casual fans pay more attention after the All-Star break (and thank you MLB for requiring all selected players to attend), but I'm usually analyzing the schedule and our roster by now.
Perhaps it's just a local issue. When good, the Niners do rule the Bay, and right now they're the best they've been in years. I know I've cared more about which Free Agents signed with us than how Posey's doing down in Arizona.
Is this a personal thing? Am I alone here, or are others also experiencing the same baseball season lag?