After moving my daughters recently, we had to return the moving truck to the local rental outlet. Imagine my surprise when we turned the corner into the lot and had saw Tropicana Field in front of us. The rental area was literally touching the border of the Rays’ parking lot to the east of the stadium. The weather was cool for St. Pete, and the skies were clear. And I was thinking it would be great spring training weather. Just can’t wait for baseball to get cranked up on the field again. Off the field, it the game never takes a day off!
Tampa Bay president Matt Silverman just bought a mansion in St. Petersburg, but suffice it to say, I wasn’t moving him in. Just moving my daughters a bit closer to work and school. My guess is that their place is a bit smaller than Silverman’s.
- Over the past year, I’ve run on Bayshore Blvd. whenever visiting my girls in Tampa. And I think I found a new spot to run in St. Pete by the name of Flora Wylie Park, probably less than two miles from Tropicana Field.
- The weather, as I said before, is reminiscent of that during spring training. Around seven this morning, the temp was thirty-two here in Palm Bay, on Florida’s central east coast. There was a heavy frost on the roof and ground, and the car windows were iced over. And by eleven A.M., I was walking the dogs wearing shorts and flip-flops. Cool enough early on to feel like Christmas, yet warm enough around noon to do just about anything outside. It’s time to get past the hot stove league, and hear the crack of the bat and the smack of the ball into the glove.
- Speaking of moves, wouldn’t it be great to see Wil Myers make a move from the minors to The Trop’ this season? I’m sure he won’t be rushed by the organization, but it’s fun to think about another power bat joining Longoria. Maybe that will be a Christmas present, just a little late…