Friday, March 7, 2014

It's Here At Last

Yes, indeedy, baseball season has arrived. The spring preseason games are in full swing, players are trying to make their teams' rosters, and the air is filled with the sounds of bats making contact.

Crowds are cheering (albeit smaller crowds in smaller spring training stands), dads are with their kids, and we're getting a good look at the stars, future stars, and wanna-be stars.

My favorite Atlanta Braves will look a little different this year. All-Star pitcher Tim Hudson is gone to the Giants, and All-Star catcher Brian McCann is now with the Yankees. But the good new is that the Braves have signed long-term contracts with their young stars;pitchers Craig Kimbrel and Julio Teheran, first baseman Freddie Freeman, shortstop Andrelton Simmons, and right fielder Jayson Heyward will be around for a few years.

The Upton Brothers (Jason and BJ) are still around, and hopefully BJ will improve over his 2013 season slump. Dan Uggla too.

At any rate, the late winter days seem brighter now that Opening Day of the 2014 Major League Baseball season is just around the corner.

I love baseball.

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