With the Hall of Fame announcement just being handed down, it is now time to move on and focus on the upcoming season. Don’t misunderstand me, I look forward to the HOF announcement as much as anyone-for no other reason than it fills a void in the baseball off-season calendar. That being said, we are only about a month from P&C reporting day.
The truth is P&C’s reporting is tantamount to Kicker’s and Punter’s reporting early in the NFL. The pitcher throws 78MPH fastballs, to a catcher with the number 93 on his back for two days, and then Baseball Tonight does a live remote from Phillie’s camp for the first morning of Pitcher’s Fielding Practice. None the less, it is exciting. Certainly we wouldn’t tune into to watch Robbie Gould nail 25 yard attempts for two days, but in baseball it symbolizes a new beginning. Baseball provides the ultimate rebirth and a chance to succeed.
So even though the 2009 HOF class has been finalized, today really symbolizes the end of the 2008 season. In many ways today is about moving forward and focusing on what is about to happen. I know that’s how I look at today, and my enthusiasm for next month will only grow!