is back… almost! Although looking outside has made me feel more like it
was Christmas, thoughts of spring time danced in my head. Saturday was the
day that catchers and pitchers report to spring training. We’re another
day closer to the beginning of the baseball season.
As we wind
down toward opening day, I’m going to keep a keen eye on the pitchers
of this Tiger’s team. Specifically, I’m curious to see how Dontrelle
Willis and Nate Robertson fare. Additionally, there are still question
marks next to the names of Justin Verlander, Jeremy Bonderman, and Joel
Zumaya. It was the pitching staff that was a tremendous concern for all
I hope that these guys can stay healthy, and pitch as we expect them to, and know that they can!
Here’s a look at the schedule of events leading up to the Tigers home opener.
February 17 – Full Squad reports to spring training.
February 25 – First exhibition game against Atlanta at Joker Marchant Stadium.
April 6 – First regular season game in Toronto against the Blue Jays.
April 10 – Home opener vs the Texas Rangers.
Here’s to a successful 2009 campaign!