New seasons start for teams, MLB

Published 12:01 am Thursday, March 27, 2014

Wearing a teal-green T-shirt, glasses and a cap, Jake Peavy just wanted to watch his son play baseball during a 2012 regional baseball tournament at Johnson Park.

When he wasn’t concentrating on the baseball game, Peavy was kind enough to sign autographs and take pictures with fans.

The 2007 National League Cy Young Award winner stayed until his son finished the game and went on his way.

Peavy recently wrote an article called, “Peavy: ‘Opening day is just so refreshing,’” and in it he gives insight on the spectacular day that is opening day for the majors.

Opening night will be on Sunday, but the traditional opening day will be held on Monday.

Like Peavy said in the article, I feel like a kid again once the MLB gets underway.

“You feel like a kid again,” Peavy wrote in the article. “I don’t care how old you are, how many you’ve been to, whether it’s your first one or if it’s your last or if it’s your 13th, it doesn’t matter.”

Peavy, who was on the defending World Series Champion Boston Red Sox team last year, has a good chance of starting on April 4 against Milwaukee at Fenway Park in Boston.

On a local level, baseball has been in full swing for some time now.

Area play started about a two weeks ago for some teams and is expected to wrap up in the next couple of weeks.

Those teams who finish winner and runner up in their area advance to the state playoffs. This is the time when baseball, here, gets really exciting.

Squads are clicking along at a good pace and are ironing out the details to get ready for the games that matter.

What will happen next?

For both the MLB and high school, it’s the start of another season.