Monday, March 1, 2010

Grapefruit League

I been in the right place, but it must have been the wrong time. (Dr. John)

I’ve been in Ft. Myers FL on a vacation that was supposed to happen in January, but it was pushed into February thanks to the bizarre Dixie winter. I’m about to leave as Spring Training games begin. Bad timing. Very bad.

The Rays, Red Sox and Twins train in this vicinity. Of course, you see many a snow bird in Boston apparel, but the Rays are getting adequate attention. “Big Game James” Shields (a former Durham Bull) is slated to start for the Rays in their opener with Baltimore this week. He says, “On paper I think we look great.” Click here for the story in the Ft. Myers News-Press, and they have a good online section about the Grapefruit League.

Dave Shore of 99.9 The Fan was down here last week. He’s setting the stage for the April 3rd Rays-Bulls exhibition game in Durham. Watch his report for TV5 sports.

Click for info on the April 3rd game - the Spring Training Showdown.