Aces & catchers
It is seriously cold this morning, with temperatures in the teens, the dead of winter.
But baseball fans no better. We are on the cusp of spring.
That’s because we are about to enter our last weekend without baseball.
The most soothing words to ears that have spent months safely tucked under scarves or wool hats arrive on Sunday: Pitchers and catchers.
This year those words take on even more meaning to Phillies fans. That’s because these are not just any pitchers and catchers. These are very likely the men who will form the most formidable starting pitching rotation in team history.
That would be Roy Halladay, Roy Oswalt, Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels.
Our Phillies beat writer, Ryan Lawrence, will his spring training preview on Sunday.
First workout of “aces and catchers” is set for Monday. The rest of the team will wander in over the next week.
As an added bonus, I distinctly heard several TV weather people this morning talking about the possibility temperatures nearing 60 degrees here next week.
And a not-so-young man’s fancy turns to baseball.