Spring is over â€” well, spring as in the Florida version of it. Actual spring is just beginning, but forget the details, spring training and all that jazz has finished.
Tonight the Phillies play the Blue Jays at Citizens Bank Park. Cole Hamels pitches for the Phils. Yesterday Adam Eaton and Tom Gordon got rocked against the Tigers in the Grapefruit League finale. That’s not what you want â€” not those guys.
The tune ups in frigid Philadelphia begin today, and after two of them, the Phils will head to Allentown for a big inter-franchise game against AAA Lehigh Valley. The season proper begins Monday.
Starting today, I’ll be giving you Phillies Nation’s 2008 Season Preview. Today and tomorrow I’ll look at the Major Leagues. I’ve been talking to bloggers representing all of our NL East rivals, and I’ll have previews of those teams. I’ll also provide my season preview for baseball, excluding our Phillies.
Sunday I’ll look at the Phillies â€” will they repeat or flounder?
Check back in throughout the day for more of our 2008 Season Preview.