October 16, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Zack Greinke (21) pitches the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals in game five of the National League Championship Series baseball game at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Zack Greinke is not interested in going to Australia


 

The Dodgers will open their season in far-off Australia this year with a two game baseball goodwill series against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Pretty cool deal, unless you’re Dodgers starter Zack Greinke, who has a massive travel aversion and isn’t one bit thrilled about the prospect of opening the 2014 campaign in Sydney.

“I would say there is absolutely zero excitement for it,” Greinke told ESPNLosAngeles.com when asked about the trip. “There just isn’t any excitement to it. I can’t think of one reason to be excited for it.”

I don’t know Zack, the chance to travel a little? Expand your horizons? Experience a new culture?

Forget all that. Zack Greinke, being a pitcher, is only concerned about maintaining the routine. The Australia trip throws a wrench in the whole routine, so Greinke is annoyed.

Greinke as we know is also an admitted social anxiety disorder sufferer, and people with that particular affliction just don’t like dealing with unfamiliar environments, the hassles of travel and all that.

Though they would never admit it, there are probably others in the Dodgers organization who would just as soon not make the long trip, which will create an annoying week’s lay-off for the club before the state-side schedule kicks in.

The Dodgers are mainly concerned about their pitching rotation, and are reportedly contemplating leaving Clayton Kershaw home so as not to mess things up too much.

Zack Greinke sounds like he wishes they would leave him home as well. Don’t worry Zack, you can just DVR your shows. You won’t miss anything.

Like Call to the Pen on Facebook.
Follow Call to the Pen on Twitter.
Subsribe to the Fansided Daily Newsletter. Sports news all up in your inbox.

Tags: Clayton Kershaw Los Angeles Dodgers Zack Greinke

  • Luke775

    I don’t blame him one bit. It seems really unfair to these two teams to start their season this way. I think it makes all the players more prone to injuries and denies them the chance to properly prepare for the season. Baseball is already a very grueling season, very long with a short off-season. This just extends it further and puts added pressure on these players. Bad idea all the way around.

    On the other hand for $10M a year I would swallow my complaints and just get the job done.

    • http://calltothepen.com/ Steve O.

      Then Greinke should swallow his complaints even more considering Cot’s says he’s to make $24 million this season.