Sunday, March 29, 2015

Spring Training 2015


Mythical Monkey said...
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Mythical Monkey said...

In case you're wondering, that's Jason Verlander of the Detroit Tigers on the mound throwing his warm-up pitches between innings. In the on deck circle trying to get his measure is, I think, Derrick Robinson of the Washington Nationals, a minor league outfielder trying to make the club as a left-handed bat option.

One of the great things about Spring Training is you can StubHub great seats for relatively little money -- we wound up sitting on the opposite end of the row from Mike Rizzo, the Nats general manager.

Mythical Monkey said...

Actually, I went back and consulted Katie-Bar-The-Door's scorebook -- I'm 99.% sure that's Derrick Robinson in the ondeck circle, but Verlander isn't throwing warm-up pitches, he's throwing to Michael Taylor who is about to hit the first of two monster home runs.

Who Am Us Anyway? said...

Wow. I've never tried stub hub, though i am in fact hip enough to heard of it. But this ... I will check it out some more. Great photo too, btw

Mister S. said...

Spring training is the best. In fact, I'm there now with my son who's 13. I told him it was a "special trip, just for him" but I think he's figured out that it's really for me.

Mythical Monkey said...

I love Spring Training.

Your son will treasure these moments. One day. Probably when you're dead.

I kid.

My dad and I used to do things together when I was a teenager, mostly go to the movies -- among other things, we saw The Sting.

Those are still the best times of my youth and I imagine have a lot to do with why I write about movies -- thanks, Pa!