Small Signs for Optimism
I haven't been writing much about the pre-season simply because it doesn't matter so long as no head coach decides to give an opposing team's players advice on where they should be geographically located. But I will say this -- There has been some whispered talking about United's lack of goal scoring this season, and according to the UnitedMania podcast, the players themselves started talking about the need to "get results." So when they felt the chips were down, the people we want to score, did score, even in preseason. Indicative of a long-term trend? No. But a small moment of satisfaction? Yes.
So let me say this. For this, as well as a number of other reasons, I am quietly optimistic about this upcoming campaign. It has potential, and not just in a "even Washington Nationals fans can dream of the series in spring training" kind-of-way. A sense of, shall we say, potential energy awaiting a transfer to become suddenly kinetic. Before a real game is played, that's all I can ask for.
Labels: 2008 Season