This is about the time of year I start to get excited for the upcoming season. Pitchers and catchers report on Wednsday, and the season is only about 8 weeks away. I look forward to the baseball season as much or more than the NFL season, and I've got a lot to look forward to up here in the land of lakes.
What are you excited for this year? Who's your team? Do you think they've got a shot this year? Does it even matter?
Well obviously up here in Minnesota this year we're all looking forward to the unveiling of the new Target Field. The building looks beatiful from the outside, and I for one am too excited for words for outdoor baseball, and no more Metrodome. I say screw all the candy a**es that think it's going to be too cold in the spring in Minnesota. If they can do it in Chicago and Detroit we can do it here.
As for the team we made some exciting roster moves this offseason with the signing of Orlando Hudson and Jim Thome, and the trade for JJ Hardy. We also resigned Carl Pavano who looked good for us last year. Pat Neschek is coming back off of his elbow injury, and Fransisco Liriano is supposed to have looked good in winter ball. And finally the baby Jesus Joe Mauer may be on the verge of signing a legacy contract that would keep him with the Twins for the next decade.
We've got a shot to do some damage this year, and I can't wait.