The time is near. With one football game left in the season we can close the book on that sport for the year and look forward to baseball being just around the corner.
Pitchers and catchers for Seattle report on Wednesday February 14th, Valentines day. One would expect that more than one baseball executive will get an ear full from the players wives about scheduling with a blind eye! Team and MLB executives might want to consider sending roses to save some face on their part!
Pitchers and catchers first workout together is scheduled for Thursday February 15th.
Position players report on Monday February 19th with the first full squad workouts scheduled for Tuesday February 20th.
The first live game is of course the annual charity game with the San Diego Padres on Friday February 23rd at 1:10 pm PST. That game can be heard on ESPN 710 Kiro or east of the Cascades on ESPN 900 KKRT.
The first televised game is on Saturday February 24th against the Chicago White Sox. That game can be viewed on Root Sports at 12:10pm PST. The game can also be heard on ESPN Sports Radio.
The TV schedule has been expanded this year to 30 games of which 21 will be live, 9 on the delayed broadcast.
There will be some new faces in camp this year along with the grizzled veterans. There will be some good competition for position players and pitchers as well
With the new season upon us comes a sure sign of spring. It won't belong before the smell of the grass and garlic fries permeates the air and we will know for sure that it is once again Baseball Season.
Let's get this going!