It’s (Minor League) Opening Day!
That’s right, folks. Today’s the day we get to watch all those prospects (save those in the big leagues) in action. You can check out my story about where the Top 100 prospects are playing right here. And I highly recommend the MiLB.TV package so you can watch these guys in action.
Obviously, I’m not the only one excited for Opening Day. The players are fired up about the start of the 2014 season. I asked Marlins prospect Andrew Heaney (He pitches Friday for Double-A Jacksonville, a game that is on MiLB.TV.) about what Opening Day means to him and what his hopes for the 2014 season are. Here’s his outstanding response:
“Opening day means a fresh start both individuals and as a team. It’s my first minor league opening day because I was hurt last year. I wanna prove myself throughout the course of a full year. I want to get better at the things I need to work on. If I can do that I’ll consider it a successful season for myself.” — Andrew Heaney
The Twitterverse has been ablaze with Opening Day excitement as well. Here’s a string of what some of the game’s best prospects have been tweeting yesterday and today:
It's the most exciting day of the year-Opening Day! So grateful to have the opportunity to play this great game. Best wishes to all! LETSGO!—
Devon Travis (@DeVoTrAv) April 03, 2014
Not a better feeling than when you wake up and it's game day.—
Daniel Vogelbach (@Flowbro3) April 03, 2014