As we speak is February 28. Meaning it’s the ultimate day of the month, nevertheless it additionally means one thing extra for us avid baseball followers: The sport we love is again. The Pittsburgh Pirates face off with the Baltimore Orioles to kickoff the Spring Coaching schedule, culminating in an April 1 Opening Day sport in Chicago towards the Cubs.
Spring is at all times an attention-grabbing time in baseball. We get to see gamers who’ve made adjustments to their strategy within the offseason; we get an opportunity to see younger, up-and-coming gamers; and, most significantly, we get an opportunity to see baseball performed once more.
As we all know, we gained’t see a lot of the established main leaguers, so a crew’s report is not any indication of how they’ll carry out in the course of the common season, nevertheless it’s a enjoyable, gentle ambiance, nonetheless.
Tomorrow’s beginning pitchers are indicated on MLB.com, together with Chad Kuhl for the Pirates, whereas Thomas Eshelman will get the beginning for the Orioles. There haven’t been any lineups launched, however we must always anticipate to see a lineup that at the very least considerably resembles what the lineups will appear like come April. That lineup gained’t keep intact for lengthy, after all, and the primaries will in the end yield their time to the reserves.
As we speak’s sport takes place at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Florida, the second residence of the Orioles. It’ll be a 1:05 first pitch, as is pretty commonplace for Spring Coaching video games. You may hearken to the sport on KDKA, however the sport isn’t slated to be televised.
The Pirates gained’t have a sport in Bradenton at LECOM Park till March 2 when the Bucs tackle the Detroit Tigers. That sport might be televised on AT&T SportsNet, in addition to obtainable for listening functions on KDKA.
There’s not a lot else to report proper now, aside from this: It’s time for baseball.