Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Pitchers and catchers report

Are there four more comforting words in the English language?

Yes, Wednesday is the day that spring training camps open for both Chicago baseball teams. After the long cold winter, on-field baseball news will begin to dominate sports headlines rather than off-the-field headlines. It wouldn't be Chicago baseball if there weren't questions regarding both teams:
  1. Can the Cubs finally make it to the World Series?
  2. How will they replace Sammy Sosa and his boombox?
  3. Will the new-look White Sox win in homer-friendly U.S. Cellular Field?
  4. Can they find a reliable 5th starter?

These and other questions will be answered over the next few months. Bring it on!