One thing that you will hear a lot of Philadelphia Phillies say throughout the season is the now-cliche, "We have to take it one day at a time."
From the players' perspective, by all means, take it one day at a time. Professional athletes are some of the most focused individuals on the face of the Earth. From the perspective of everyone else, you can bet your bottom dollar that we're looking ahead.
Though I'm sure you don't need any extra incentive to watch baseball this season, consider this a bit of a bonus: The Phillies' schedule is bursting at the seams with great match-ups.
Between Opening Day in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and the last game of the season in Washington, D.C., the Phillies will face a slew of rivals, historic rivals, perennial contenders, and up-and-coming teams ready to give the Phils a run for their money.
Though it's impossible to capture the energy of a 162-game baseball season in 25 games, here are 25 that you should keep a watchful eye on in 2012.
For news, rumors, analysis and game recaps during spring training, check out Greg's blog: The Phillies Phactor!