Today marked the end of the first two weeks of practice and my feelings are somewhat reserved right now. We have looked pretty good through most of the drills and our hitters are beginning to regain their timing at the plate but that does not always translate into success on the field. It's a different animal when you step between the lines for the first time.
I don't know the tone of last year's practices but the last few weeks of the season ended on a positive note winning seven of the last eleven. It seems like some of that positivity carried over to the fall and into the start of our spring training. The next challenge for the team will be to fight through the next three weeks and maintain the same intensity and focus. Our pitchers will continue to throw live against our hitters which should add a little incentive for the remaining weeks. The season opens exactly three weeks from today in Sauget, IL.