As pitchers and catchers have made their way down to Clearwater and the friendly confines of Brighthouse Field, most who care about such a movement would also take that as a sign that the 2011 baseball season is finally starting to take form.
From the perspective of a certain baseball enthusiast/blogger, there isn’t much in the way of news that could be considered more of a breath of fresh air.
In fact, that could probably the best news in, give or take, three months and 13 days.
For those who are wondering and are too lazy to do some simple math or a google search, that was when the 2010 Baseball campaign officially ended as the San Francisco Giants were crowned as World Series champs.
With that said, a Spring Training preview will be up shortly, breaking down everything from..
1. Is Joe Blanton going to remain in the fold as the Phillies 5th starter behind R2C2?
2. Will Dominic Brown be able to beat out Ben Francisco and John Mayberry Jr. for the everyday RF job?
3. How will the bullpen shape up without Chad Durbin?
4. Expectations, expectations, and more expectations..
5. Everything else.
Such a breakdown, however, will all come over the span of some six odd weeks before the Phillies take the field against the Houston Astros on April 1st.
In the mean time, if you want to take a look at a couple blogs that will have Spring Training coverage to a capacity much larger than this particular college senior who is roughly 700 miles from any Grapefruit League action whatsoever, a combination of Todd Zolecki’s “ZoZone“, David Murphy’s “High Cheese“, and Matt Gelb and Bob Brookover’s “Phillies Zone” should do the trick.
With that, enjoy the arrival of baseball season.