By Drew Olson Special to Published Feb 28, 2008 at 12:21 PM

It's cold. We've got more snow is in the forecast. Winter will hang around for several more weeks.

Here is a warming thought: the Brewers play today.

Oakland will visit Maryvale Baseball Park this afternoon in the Cactus League opener in Phoenix, where the temperature is 75 degrees.

The first pitch is at 2 p.m. and Brewers TV announcers Brian Anderson and Bill Schroeder will call the action in a Webcast available at

The Brewers' media relations department was nice enough to send us the starting lineups:

Oakland Athletics (0-0)
RF Travis Buck
2B Mark Ellis
1B Daric Barton
LF Emil Brown
DH Dan Johnson
SS Bobby Crosby
3B Jack Hannahan
CF Chris Denorfia
C Justin Knoedler
SP Joe Blanton (not batting)

Milwaukee Brewers (0-0)
2B Rickie Weeks
CF Mike Cameron
1B Prince Fielder
LF Ryan Braun
RF Corey Hart
3B Bill Hall
SS J.J. Hardy
DH Gabe Gross
C Jason Kendall
SP Claudio Vargas (not batting)

Drew Olson Special to

Host of “The Drew Olson Show,” which airs 1-3 p.m. weekdays on The Big 902. Sidekick on “The Mike Heller Show,” airing weekdays on The Big 920 and a statewide network including stations in Madison, Appleton and Wausau. Co-author of Bill Schroeder’s “If These Walls Could Talk: Milwaukee Brewers” on Triumph Books. Co-host of “Big 12 Sports Saturday,” which airs Saturdays during football season on WISN-12. Former senior editor at Former reporter at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.