For those of us who’ve waited all winter for the return of baseball, the wait is almost over. Spring Training has started, and our first chance to meet the 2010 squad will be this Friday night in Clearwater at Brighthouse Field. The team will host Phanfest with players signing autographs and a silent auction of baseball memoribilia. The night will end with one of the team’s nearly world famous fireworks spectaculars.
Woohoo. Games begin next week with an exhibition game against Florida State University on Wednesday night, and then the official Spring opener vs their 2009 World Series nemesis the Evil Empire of the New York Yankees on Thursday afternoon.