Spring hasn't officially started until the Angels complete their first home game. Great start to the season with a 3-0 win over division rival Oakland. Their first opening day shutout in 35 years! I was glad ESPN covered it as I watched it from home. Joe Saunders pitched an excellent game and could become the ace of the staff, unfortunately we are starting the season with injuries again to key starters. I hope John Lackey and Kelvim Escobar can come back soon. It is better to get injuries out of the way in the beginning of the season, so the team can be at full strength at the end of the season when it counts. Good to see Bobby Abreu have a good first game with the Angels. He will help us forget all about that Teixiera guy. Good to see Brian Fuentes in his return to California get his first save for the Angels. He will do great replacing Rodriguez.
You're probably wondering what my title means? I challenge the Angels to win 120 games this season! We have the talent to do it, we can't let our division rival Seattle Mariners continue to hold the best American League single-season record with 116 wins. I'd be happy if we break it with 117, but I say go for 120. I challenge Manager Mike Scioscia to motivate his team with the goal. Win them for their longtime fan in Oregon. I will continue to pray for the team's health and continue to root from afar, hopefully catch a game when you come to Seattle.
GO ANGELS, another World Series championship, 2009!