Winter is over and spring has sprung which means baseball is back. The new Major League Baseball season is upon us. Spring training has begun and every team is starting the long grind towards the ultimate goal, a World Series championship. A wild off-season with many big free agent signings has set the stage for an exciting season of America’s past time. The two teams that are the favorites to win it all, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, and the Los Angeles Dodgers, are two teams that made huge additions in the off-season. Josh Hamilton, a former MVP, was signed by the Angels. Zach Greinke, a former Cy Young Award winner, was signed by the Dodgers during the winter. But for the Dodgers to win a title, they will have to get past the defending world champion San Francisco Giants. The Washington Nationals, last year’s Cinderella story will look to return to the playoffs and beat the MLB’s best behind their phenom outfielder Bryce Harper.
” Our goal as a team is to build off last year and go deeper into the playoffs this year,” said Harper in an interview with Sporting News.
Nationals manager Davey Johnson is also optimistic going into the 2013 season.
” Talent wise we are off the charts, with guys working hard every day,” said Johnson in an interview with Stan McNeal.
The 2013 MLB season should be highly competitive, with great games and surprises around every corner. A great spring break trip idea is to see a spring training game between The Dodgers and The Angels on Friday, March 25 at Dodger Stadium. Opening week begins on March 31 with a game between the new AL West addition Houston Astros against their new in state rival, the Texas Rangers.