It’s back! After the long cold winter Opening Day is finally here!
— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) March 31, 2014
Is there a better day for a baseball fan than opening day? We can now put all the discussion points of the offseason to bed and focus on what happens on the field. The Pirates will start 2014 with a 0-0 record, just like every other season. But this one feels much different. It has been a long time since the Bucs started a season with this much hope and these many expectations. This is a good team that should have a good year. With a little luck it could be a great year.
Just a few programming notes for the new season. Every Sunday evening during the season I’ll post a weekly roundup titled TWIBB Notes. TWIBB stands for This Week in Buccos Baseball. I’m also going to follow and post frequent farm reports of the Pirates minor league affiliate, the West Virginia Power. Several Sally League teams are within a few hours drive of where I live, and I will attend a few games when the Power visits. I will be writing first hand reports of the games I attend. These are just a few of the ideas I have in mind. I will posting often, so keep coming back. Enjoy the season. I know I will. Let’s Go Bucs!