Tag:Spring Training
Posted on: March 17, 2009 2:29 pm

Spring Training - an A's experience

I must say if you have never attended Spring Training, you truly are missing out. I was lucky enough to find some time this last weekend to follow my team, the Oakland Athletics for three games. I also was able to squeeze in 18 holes at the Biltmore Golf Resort in Phoenix.

What else can a guy ask for? Honestly! 80 degrees and sunny, no clouds in sight. I had great seats to all the games I had attended.

The A's played a few split squad games, but all I wanted was to see the newest members of this team play some ball. My wishes were granted!!! I saw, up close, the likes of Matt Holliday, Orlando Cabrera, Nomar Garciaparra and Jason Giambi. I got to see a slew of younger pitching in the likes of Trevor Cahill, Dana Evland Gio Gonzales. 

The A's have the bats to be a very potent, high-powered baseball team. The younger players (Travis Buck, Ryan Sweeny and Rajai Davis to name a few) are all lightning quick and can play well on both sides of the ball.

Watching baseball in March is awesome! The crowd was packed for all games. A's won the three matches I attended. I now have a nice tan and cannot wait for the season to start.

It's going to be an exiting year for the Oakland A's.



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