Posted on: March 19, 2010 12:51 pm
Before I got to Phoenix yesterday, the boys went to the Dodgers-Cubs game at Camelback. The Dodgers share this brand new facility with the White Sox.
The boys were part of something - they sat on the lawn with over 13,000 others. The crowd set an attendance record. The boys tell me the talent level was about a 6, but in high volume. It was about 80 degrees.
The pitching matchup was decent - Ryan Dempster and Chad Billingsley. Nice regular season quality there. Reed Johnson hit a homer. Manny added his own dinger. And this was all on their way to collect me at the airport.
Last night, we found a biker bar after dinner. The Dirty Dog. Highly recommended. Never seen anything like this place. Hint: women hanging from rafters. How athletic!
Posted on: March 18, 2010 10:47 am
Making my annual journey to Spring Training today. Feels like it should be a national holiday.
Catching the Reds, Dodgers, Rangers, Giants, Indians, Padres, Cubs, and maybe the Brewers or the A's over the next few days. Sometime around the end of next week, my baseball hangover will end and I'll snap back to work.
But in the meantime, 80 degrees in the sun with a beer and the crack of the bat.
Don't care who the starters are. Whether you're getting a start by Clayton Kershaw or the 40th guy on the roster, it's all good in my book. The upside to the split squad games is that you get to see future Kung Fu Pandas and prospect studs like Chris Carter and Michael Taylor. I have no idea what the pitching matchup is in the first game tomorrow. I'll find out when I get there, and soak in every minute.
I'll try to squeeze in a few minutes for a report from the front. I'm just grateful this day has come!
Thank you, baseball. Winter is too long.
PS - what's all this chatter about something going on in college basketball? Who knew...
Posted on: February 21, 2010 10:30 pm
A business trip took me to the skies beginning on Wednesday last week. As I boarded the plane, I was preoccupied by the jobs and several million dollars at stake for my colleagues. But something happened on the way to tourstop number one.
Posted on: February 21, 2010 10:25 pm
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