You probably got some cheap, shitty calender for Christmas this year. Everybody does. Most likely it was from someone you don't particularly get along with. Now is the time to bust it out and make a note of these upcoming dates.
Jan 5-15: Salary arbitration filing.
Jan. 6: BBWAA inductees into Hall of Fame announced
Jan. 19: Exchange of salary arbitration figures.
Feb. 1-21: Salary arbitration hearings.
Feb. 18: First date injured players, pitchers and catchers may report to Spring Training.
Feb. 23: First date all players may report to Spring Training.
March 2-11: Teams may renew contracts of unsigned players.
March 17: Last day to place a player on unconditional release waivers and pay 30 days termination pay instead of 45.
March 31: Last day to request unconditional release waivers on a player without having to pay his full salary.
April 4: Opening day, active rosters reduced to 25 players.
April 12: Home Opener vs. Alex Rios and the Chicago White Sox @ SkyDome.
June 7-9: First-Year Player Draft, Seacaucus, N.J.
June 19: Hall of Fame inductions, St. Marys, Ontario
June 25-27: Doc returns home for a weekend series. Alcohol consumption in the GTA spikes drastically.
June 26-27: G20 Summit in Toronto. CLUSTERFUCK!
July 12: Home Run Derby, Angel Stadium, Anaheim, California
July 13: All-Star Game
July 25: Hall of Fame inductions, Cooperstown, N.Y.
July 31: Last day to trade a player without securing waivers.
Aug. 16: Last day to sign selections from 2010 amateur draft who have not exhausted college eligibility.
Aug. 31: Postseason eligibility lists are established.
Sept. 1: Active rosters expand to 40 players.
Nov.: Free agent filing period, first 5 days after World Series ends.
Nov. 23: Clubs must offer salary arbitration by midnight in order to preserve draft pick compensation.
Nov. 30: Players must decide whether or not to accept salary arbitration.
Dec. 2: Last day for teams to offer 2011 contracts to unsigned players.
Dec. 4-7: Winter meetings, Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
Nowhere on here do you see any of the following: Valentines Day, Wedding Anniversary, Spouse's Birthday, Child's Birthday, Grandchild's Birthday, Christmas, Easter, Ramadan, Diwali etc. It's not that they aren't important, because really they are.....Just not important enough to mention on this list.