Baseball is right around the corner. This morning, spring training begins for Detroit Tigers pitchers and catchers. In all my life, I’ve never looked forward to a season with such anticipation. After a couple spectacular offseason maneuvers, the Tigers sport an absolutely fearsome lineup and a starting rotation that will be the envy of most of Major League Baseball.
Don’t believe me? How about ESPN’s Jayson Stark?
Beware of Tigers: How many runs will the 2008 Tigers score, anyway? A thousand? Two thousand? More than the rest of their division combined? That will be one question we’ll explore this spring, now that Miguel Cabrera and Edgar Renteria have pulled into Motown. But there’s just enough uncertainty about issues like (A) Joel Zumaya’s future and (B) the dependability of the rotation that it isn’t safe to pencil in this team for 110 wins. Yet.
The 2008 season can’t start soon enough. Now if I can keep from driving the lovely Mrs. Virtus nuts with my sure-to-come summer of baseball obsession, it should be a great year!