Spring Has Spring! Angels First Spring Training Game is Today!!!

Let the games begin!

Angels spring training

‘Nuff said.

The Angels get their spring started officially today at 2:05 PM against Chicago White Sox.  Joel Pineiro draws the start for the Halos but the rest of the line-up is expected to mostly include the roster scrubs.  It may be a game full of guys with a bunch of crooked numbers on their back and with names we have never heard of and probably won’t ever hear again, but who gives a crap?  It’s BASEBALL!!!!!!

Now I just have to hope that my co-workers don’t think I am weird when I am sitting at my desk during the game, listening to it on the radio with a mouth full of sunflower seeds, wearing my red Angels jersey.

UPDATE (10:33 AM)

The line-up is posted and is surprisingly full of regulars:

  1. Erick Aybar, SS
  2. Bobby Abreu, RF
  3. Torii Hunter, CF
  4. Juan Rivera, LF
  5. Maicer Izturis, DH
  6. Howie Kendrick, 2B
  7. Mike Napoli, C
  8. Brandon Wood, 3B
  9. Robb Quinlan, 1B

A few thoughts:

  • Izturis hitting fifth?  I know it is spring, but c’mon Sosh!
  • Quinlan getting an early start certainly shows that he is a front-runner for one of the last bench jobs.  Freddy Sandoval and Terry Evans should be pretty pissed.
  • This line-up looks pretty close to what we should regularly expect with the exception of where Matsui and Morales will hit, which should be an interesting development to track.
Garrett Wilson

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