Mets announce Spring Training reporting dates
The Mets announced their 2017 Spring Training dates on Thursday.
In case you were not on Facebook and Twitter Thursday afternoon, the Mets announced their 2017 Spring Training reporting dates. It’s like the organization was like “okay, yeah we messed up by letting Bartolo Colon go, but we signed Cespedes, fans are excited again, so let’s get them even more pumped by giving them dates they can look forward to.”
I can dig it. I’m about to set my countdown clock on my phone. Maybe even start looking up flights to Port St. Lucie…
Anyway, for those of you that missed all of the tweets and other forms of social media posting, here’s a few for you to catch up on:
Mets pitchers and catchers will report 2/12. Lincoln’s birthday.
— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) December 1, 2016
Mets pitchers and catchers report Feb. 12. Position players on Feb. 17. https://t.co/HurRa6B7Nk
— Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) December 1, 2016
February 12: Pitchers and catchers
February 17: Position players
A little over two months away. #LGM
— Rising Apple (@RisingAppleBlog) December 1, 2016
Mets announce pitchers and catchers will report Feb. 12, position players Feb. 17. That’s a couple days earlier than usual due to the WBC.
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) December 1, 2016
Oh look, the WBC! You know, the World Baseball Classic, also known as that tournament that Noah Syndergaard isn’t playing in because he wants to focus on the Mets and getting a World Series win, yeah, that thing.
Earlier this month the Mets had announced that they would be opening their Grapefruit League Schedule on February 24 in Fort Meyers, Florida against the Red Sox. Their schedule includes 35 exhibition games. Of these, 18 are home games in Port St. Lucie.
The regular season is then to start on April 3rd at Citi Field against the Braves. It may only be December 1st, but I’m ready for some baseball.
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