Tagged: Raul Ibanez. Joe Blanton

So It’s Opening Day. A new Season is here

As I’m pondering what to write here, I am somewhat at a loss for words. My anticipation of all things great this season for the Phillies is almost tangible. I wish the weather was better. Can’t mess with Mother Nature though. You just have to accept what she gives you. I do know that even though the sky is cloudy and wet there’s sunshine in every Phillie fan’s heart.

Every Opening Day is special but this one in Philadelphia, well, it’s surreal. We have on our team…. OUR TEAM… some of the best pitchers around and I’m including Joe Blanton on that list. How exciting is that? Wow! We also have some of the best offensive players as well. They’re in it to win it. We have a wonderful manager in Charlie Manuel. He provides the magic that makes the team a success. You can’t get any better than that.

So with the right ingredients, some good luck and team spirit, the Phils should make great baseball happen. They will. I have great confidence. I BELIEVE!!!

Let me just add quickly some of my gut predictions. I think that beside having such great starting pitchers, the shining stars this season will be Blanton, Ben Fran and Raul Ibanez.They have the momentum and drive to prove themselves this season and they will

So, with all that said, LET’S PLAY BALL! Happy 2011 Phillie Season Everyone!.