Opening Day (for us, that is)
Today marks the opening day (for us) for Arizona Fall League. Fall League is the best-kept secret in sports. There are six teams each with top players from each participating team’s AAA and AA farm system. The players we have seen over the years have become Rookies of the Year and future All Stars. Last year, we saw each of the top four Rookies of the Year candidates, with Ryan Howard and Huston Street being our favorites.
A change this year is that Scottsdale Stadium is under renovation, so Surprise Stadium takes its place in the Fall League. We’ll be at Peoria Stadium, the spring training home of the Padres and Mariners. Among the players we’ll see are Prince Fielder and Jeff Clement, the top pick by the M’s in the most recent draft.
This site will provide some game notes, but mostly video. It is a spin-off of my main blog site, What’s On Tonight.