Take us out to the ballgame, take us out with the crowd!
Buy us some Fuzzy’s with garlic sauce—we don’t care, no matter the cost.
You get the picture.
The baseball season is finally here, friends, and we couldn’t be more thrilled. Last season was exciting, and many of you enjoyed it here with us (tacos and baseball are a homerun combo, no?).
So what can we expect this season? Which teams will be dominating? Which players will be making us cheer?
Let’s start with the teams.
The American League has some serious talent (as always), and the teams projected to take their divisions won’t come as a surprise. In the East, the Boston Red Sox offense is almost as frightful as the Green Monster itself (big green wall, impossibly tall, hard to hit homers over). In the Central Division, the Detroit Tigers, though banged up in the bullpen, have the experience to go the distance. And in the West, those pesky Los Angeles Angels are going to be hard to beat with Kole Calhoun, Mike Trout and “The Machine” himself, Albert Pujols.
Who could stop them? Well, these National League teams, that’s who.
In the East, the Washington Nationals (that’s right) have one of the scariest bullpens in all of baseball. The St. Louis Cardinals (surprise, surprise) are holding down the Central Division and just don’t seem to be getting any worse year over year. And in the West, could it be the Los Angeles Dodgers going to the ship this year?
We’ll also be keeping an eye on the Chicago White Sox, Houston Astros and San Diego Padres. You never know who might come out on top with such an influx of talent coming up in the league this year.
And now what about the players themselves?
As far as batting average, look to Robinson Cano of Seattle and Adrian Beltre of the Texas Rangers to hold down the AL, while Nolan Arenado of Colorado and Andrew McCutchen of the Pittsburgh Pirates dominate the NL. Cano and McCutchen are most likely headed for big hit seasons as well, alongside Houston’s Jose Altuve and Washington’s Anthony Rendon.
Home runs are always our favorite stat to follow, so we’ll be watching Toronto’s Edwin Encarnacion, the Angels’ Mike Trout, Miami’s Giancarlo Stanton and Anthony Rizzo of the Chicago Cubs. Let’s see those boom sticks, boys.
On the other side of the plate, baseball has some phenomenal pitchers on the mound again this year, such as Seattle’s Felix Hernandez, Detroit’s David Price, Washington’s Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg and, of course, two-time Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw of the L.A. Dodgers.
It’s going to be a long season, and Fuzzy’s is the perfect place to catch your favorite teams and players hit the field this year.
For it’s “root, root, root” for the home team, but if there’s no Fuzzy’s, for shame.
Did we mention we cater? Just because you’re tailgating at the game doesn’t mean you can’t take Fuzzy’s with you. Go team!