A wonderful solution would be for baseball to start the season April 15 rather than April 1 and end the regular season Sept. 15 instead of Sept. 30. That's correct: a 130-game schedule.While I appreciate that many don't like baseball in cold weather, most of the columns like this seem to really be about not liking baseball at all.
Come to think of it, cutting April and September entirely from the regular season wouldn't be such a bad idea. The season is wayyy toooooo lllllooooooonnnnnnng.
That is, if you take them even remotely seriously. Reading, as it does, like a mashup of yesterday's Whitey Herzog piece, various columns grousing about the weather, and a few warmed over one-liners, it seems just as likely that such columns are about lazy writers, looming deadlines, and easy ideas.