It was Opening Day down here at the Maryvale Baseball Park. Ok so it's not really like Opening Day, you're pretty much just hoping that no stars get injured and that your prospects play well, but it felt like Opening Day because it's baseball, finally! First let's start with the pregame action, which is something that makes Spring Training so great, autos:
Wonder where that ball is going?
So is newly acquired Chris Young. Yeah, Chris Young is wearing #25 for the A's apparently. That must mean they don't intend on retiring McGwire's number. I didn't notice, but have the A's had another significant #25 since McGwire?
If you couldn't tell Braun jacked one out of CF in his first AB, just another day at the office.
Say what you will about the steroids and the notes and Bosch and technicalities, it was still cool for me to see a Braun HR in person. As far as that stuff goes I'm realistic. I've cooled off on my Braun collection, but the Brewers are still my favorite team and the guy is fun to watch. All I hope is that he is clean now and that the truth, whatever that may be comes out in a way that answers all these questions. It's clearly never going away Braun is too good and every time he's in a discussion for MVP, batting title, leading the Crew to the Playoffs or what have you the steroid issue will be discussed.
Jemile (better known in Brewers land as Rickie's brother) Weeks lays down a drag bunt. I wish I could say this was a cool play where Jemile beat it out or Aramis made a great play charging from 3B (who are we kidding?), but it was actually a foul ball.