Monday, February 2, 2009

Baseball Hibernates

A blanket of snow covers the field at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park on January 20th...the best snow we've had in five years. I was inspired to poetry:

Beneath the snow baseball waits.
The base paths and home plate, 
they hibernate.

...but the snow quickly melted and I lost my muse. Still, the mind wanders to sunny Florida, Spring Training and the Grapefruit League.


Our Tampa Bay Rays will be in a new venue at Port Charlotte. 

The field at Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte, FL. 
The ballpark seats six thousand.

The Grapefruit League. Check out this interactive map.

In North Carolina, spring officially arrives on April 9th when the Durham Bulls open their season against the Norfolk Tides. The Bull City beckons. You are cordially invited to join us at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.