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Zack Greinke is not excited to open season in Australia


The Los Angeles Dodgers will open the Major League season early, playing against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Australia in March 22nd.

Zack Greinke is slated to start the second of those games after Clayton Kershaw, but he is not particularly excited about the whole idea. From ESPN.com:

I would say there is absolutely zero excitement for it…There just isn’t any excitement to it. I can’t think of one reason to be excited for it.”

Just so that there is no confusion, Greinke is not excited and can find no reason for you or anybody else to be excited about these games in Australia.

What if I said that I was excited about the games in Australia because I see them as making an important contribution to the greater good of baseball? Would Grienke buy into that?

It’s a baseball thing. It’s an ownership thing, spreading stuff around…That’s what it’s for and it’s for the greater good of baseball.”

Oh, well then. That clears things up nicely.

Greinke has been frank in interviews in the past as well, with my favorite quote from him being the time he called then-Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter a “phony.” So it’s not surprising he was willing to be rough on this idea, even if it is a “baseball thing,” which would seem important to him since he’s, you know…a baseball player.

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  • Antho

    A lot of fans have purchased heavily over-priced tickets for this event, it’s disrespectful to say you don’t want to be here. I’ll be cheering for the D-Backs!

    • Hayden Kane

      When you put it that way, I think I could be persuaded to cheer for the Diamondbacks as well.

  • AaronKnuckleCurve

    Im a dodger fan, and i do enjoy his intensity on the mound, but the guy is really HARD to like. He is clearly ALL about himself in every way. He seems to have contempt for everything and everyone but his team, which in a way is a lot like Kirk Gibson, and I loved him while he was playing.