Yes, the 1st spring training game of 2009 is underway in Goodyear, Arizona!
It is fantastic to see the green grass, the blue sky, and hear the crack of the bat once again!
Hope springs eternal but I get a pretty good feeling about this year, this team, and their chances.
I don't get the World Baseball Classic, other than it being a huge distraction and an opportunity to lose a franchise player to injury. Anyway, if we can get that behind us, the season looks very promising.
The team is far from being set, the players that will make the 25 man roster have not yet been decided, and the usual spring phenom has not yet been identified, but no team in the American League Central did as much to improve themselves as the Indians did over the off season.
So, what do you think?
What is your initial take on the '09 Tribe?
The Cleveland Plain Dealer has picked the Tribe to finish 3rd in the division, by committee.
Share your thoughts and let's see who the great prognosticator is.
I still stand, and very firmly, that the Tribe takes the Central in 2009!