Spring has sprung! The 2012 San Francisco Giants began their preamble to greatness with the opener of the Cactus League. I'm pretty sure there was a final score...yep, Arizona won 9-6...but more importantly, it has STARTED! Where it will end, no one knows. The journey is the joy...and I can't wait for it to begin. So as the wise man once said, "Let's Get it On."
I must admit that I did not follow the entire game. It was far too lovely outside, besides when we start using pitchers with the number 86 (turns out to be some guy named Hector Correa) that is a clear reminder that it is play time in the desert. I can report that Tim Lincecum got in his scheduled 33 pitches (9 batters and 6 outs, 4 singles, 1 run, 2 strikeouts). Hard to analyze that sample, and what does it matter any way? He didn't get hurt and that is all that really matters. Will Tim's fastball control get back to where it will carry him to the highest level again? Only time will tell.
I did have one question for the masses: What do you think of the new two Wild Card system? Sure makes it a bigger advantage to win a division now. Does it help or hurt OUR chances? What do you guys think?