most wonderful time of the year
February 16, 2006
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Thursday is one of the best days of the year. It is the day that the boys of summer dust off their gloves and take the field down in the sunny parts of the country and start preparing for a long summer of baseball. The Cleveland Indians will have their pitchers and catchers report to camp tomorrow, with the rest of the team to follow next Tuesday.
I get excited every year about the start of the baseball season. Not only am I a huge baseball fan, but it is also a sign that winter is starting to come to a close. In a little over a month and a half, I will be down at Jacobs Field for the Indians home opener, making it the third straight year I have gone.
While I am excited about the upcoming season, I am a little tentative about the Tribe’s chances of winning it all. Very little was done in the offseason to make this year’s team better, which after such a strong showing last year is quite a shame. It seems like they were only a good player or two from having a shot at winning it all. But alas, Cleveland is a small market team and has to work with the budget (as set by their cheap owner) that they are subject to because of their market. It has been hard to be an Indians fan over the years, but the future of the team is looking bright. So along with all the other Indians fans, I will keep on hoping that “the future” finally becomes “the present” one of these days.