Tomorrow the Pirates will hold their "Black and Gold" intrasquad scrimmage game in anticipation of Saturday's Spring Training opener against the Rays. Nothing gets old quicker than spring training games (the first ones are exciting, then it's a month of blah before real baseball starts), but there's one pretty cool aspect to the Black and Gold Game this year:
It will be Cole (Blacks) VS Taillon (Golds) in Friday's #Pirates intrasquad game at McKechnie Field. First pitch, Noon.— Tom Singer (@Tom_Singer) February 21, 2013
Can you hear it? That's the future! It's bearing down on us! Instead of worrying about it (which I'm going to do plenty of in the next few weeks), let's just sit back and enjoy the fact that the #2 overall pick from 2010 is facing off against the #1 overall pick from 2011 in an intrasquad scrimmage in 2013 and that things have gone well enough since those drafts for this to be a pretty exciting event.
*This post has been edited from its original form to reflect the fact that today is Thursday and not Friday. Which kind of sucks. I know.