PHOENIX -- In the Cactus League, the weather is basically sunny and 75 degrees every day, and the best part is the short commute to all of the ballparks, which differs greatly from the Grapefruit League in Florida, where the ballparks are spread out across the state. With exhibition games having started this past weekend, here's a look at five things I've seen around camps thus far that stand out to me.
1. The attitude in the Los Angeles Angels' clubhouse
The Angels' clubhouse already has that special karma that you usually find with teams on the cusp of doing great things. Manager Mike Scioscia already has set the tone by making camp fun, yet serious when they need to be. This team has come together quick and has the best feel of all the camps I’ve visited so far. And the presence of Albert Pujols has definitely impacted the club already.
Angels closer Jordan Walden told me: “It seems so surreal, I keep pinching myself thinking this is just a dream.”