The final out of the 2005 season was made at approximately 3:56 PM, October 2.
The first pitch of the 2006 season is scheduled to be thrown at 1:10 PM, April 3.
Thus, the baseball equinox occurred at 2:33 AM, January 2.
At that exact moment, we were equidistant from Jose Offerman's last swing and Pedro Martinez's (toe pending) next pitch.
Barring weather, we are now closer to the Mets playing again than we are to them having played last.
I knew there was a point to January.
Some thoughts on the baseball media dynamic, particularly between the paper you just put down and the computer you're now staring into, at Gotham Baseball.