Clear skies, Cracker Jacks, Sunflower Seeds and BASEBALL! What more can one ask for. The Boys of Summer hit the field to as the 2012 MLB Season begins.
The A's are back in the States and are hosting the Mariners tomorrow night.
Oakland and Seattle split a two-game series last week in Japan, before coming back to finish off their Spring Training slate. Since their last playoff appearance in 2006, the A's have finished no higher than ninth in the American League in runs scored while boasting some of the league's best pitching. This year's squad will be led by two injury-prone veteran starters -- Brandon McCarthy and Bartolo Colon -- and several unproven arms in the back of the rotation and bullpen. The offense must score some runs with their young, yet unproven, talent led by Yoenis Cespedes.
The Giants head to Arizona to take on the defending NL West Champs, the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The Giants hope to make the playoffs and are led by their two-headed monster of Tim Lincecum and Matt Cain. The squad struggled at times to generate runs, but the return of Buster Posey should help with that issue. Top prospect Brandon Belt made the Opening Day roster as well as a couple of rookies. The Giants focused on offense this past off-season and hopefully it will lead them back to the playoffs.
In Minor League news, The Sacramento River Cats begin today in Sin City as they take on the Las Vegas 51s.
The Cats roster is set but we shall wait a few games before we get any deeper.
AL/NL West: LA Angels/SF Giants
AL/NL East: NY Yankees/ PHI Phillies
AL/NL Central: DET Tigers/CIN Reds
AL/NL Wild Card 1: TEX Rangers/ MIA Marlins
AL/NL Wild Card 2: BOS Red Sox/ ARZ Diamondbacks
ALCS: Angels over Tigers
NLCS: Phillies over Red
WS: Angels over Phillies in six games.
Poor thing, at least she had her own breakdown to the problem.
Just to remind people, I was born and raised in Los Angeles. I'm not here to say that I had the good life, because I didn't. I can say that I have seen my fair share of stars, mainly in Santa Monica. Big stars to the "eh" stars. Tom Cruise gave me the cold shoulder, which is pretty sad considering I'm taller than him. Ving Rhames shook my hand and gave me a word of advice about my future . After a while you get to used to seeing these stars just walking around town (not just Santa Monica). At the end of the day, they are regular human beings just like you and I. Eventually that "star sighting" fades away. This leads me to...
Ok, maybe it's just me, Drake isn't that much of a big deal. So he was at the Kings game, "Yay!". Really? yes he has lot's of talent but that doesn't mean anything. Maybe it's my big city mentality, but I think he has to do more in the Music Industry before we get overly excited about his appearance. Personally, he has a couple good songs and a weird Sprite commercial. If anything, let's use his appearance as a step in the right direction as we wait for the new arena.
Like I said, maybe it's my big city mentality. Let me know when you see John Legend, Brian McKnight or even Kanye in the stands.
Still don't know who I'm talking about, here is the commerical...
... but I'm glad it's happening.
This gave me chills, now I'm really ready.