The Oakland Athletics’ pitchers and catchers report to spring training today. This should be a holiday. This is the day when the new baseball season gets underway.
I don’t think I’ve ever been as optimistic about the A’s in a long time. After seeing their offseason moves and know what kind of potential they had at the end of the 2010 campaign, I have a real good feeling about this season.
Matsui, Willingham, DeJesus are three bats that can be huge for the team. The Pitching staff is stupid good. Strong rotation with a solid bullpen=awesome!
During the offseason, I had this ridiculous superstition that I don’t wear any A’s baseball stuff until pitchers and catchers report. This offseason, I broke that superstition because I got too excited about the A’s.
The team can very well win the AL West this year. Anaheim is still a question mark and Texas isn’t the same as last year. Seattle isn’t much of a threat so the A’s are in a really good position to win the division.
I really hope that I can get to as many games during the regular season and hopefully the postseason this year. It would mean a lot to me to see the A’s finally get something going. They have what it takes to make a huge splash. I’m just hoping that their splash ends with a parade after October.
The Giants had their magical run and that’s fine with me. That was last year. This year, the A’s are going to be the big story.