I decided to take a longer off-season than normal. However, with pitchers and catchers reporting today, I thought it was time to dust off the old laptop and get back to writing. There is much to cover this Spring Training. Will Pujols stay a Cardinal after this season? Will the Yankees realize they need more than just 2 quality pitchers? Will Boston realize its potential? Finally, will the best rotation, arguably ever, bring another World Series title to the City of Brotherly Love?
These and many other questions will be answered. Many more will arise. The upcoming baseball season is full of anticipation. We are seeing, and this is difficult for me as a Yankee fan to admit, the gradual decline of the Evil Empire. Yet, as a fan of the game, watching the Phillies rotation may be something for the history books. One thing is certain, MLB has improved on the dispersal of star players. Yes, the names on some rosters read like a phone book for Cooperstown. However, baseball is full of up-and-comers; and with Free Agency, the have’s constantly look to improve their already bloated rosters.
Baseball is not a dying sport. It is still the past time. The names are household utterances. The wheeling and dealing keeps us interested. However, at the end of the day, we as fans just want to see some baseball. Let the 2011 season begin.
Agree? Disagree? Let me know what you think!