Saturday, February 23, 2013

A's Baseball is Back! (Unofficially)






The Oakland Athletics Spring Training unofficially begins today with a 3pm (EST) game against the Milwaukee Brewers. Unfortunately, MLB.TV only has radio coverage of today's game. Those wishing to see Jesse Chavez opening up the Spring session for the A's will have to be there in person or live another day. 

The A's Twitter feed posted the lineup above and I thought it was interesting to see the middle of the infield (Weeks and Nakajima) at the top of the lineup.  I'm a big fan of Jemile and hope that he plays well enough to win the starting 2B job.  We need his speed on the roster, he will need to do a little bit of everything else however to prove he deserves the spot. 

Other notes from today's lineup - Cespedes and Crisp stay on the pine and Jaso gets the nod behind the plate. 

While today's game is virtually meaningless, it is great to have A's baseball back!  Let's go Oakland!

Photo credit: Oakland A's Tumblr Page

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