Sunday, 24 February 2013

Trip Down South, Day 1

Blue Jays vs. Baltimore Orioles in the first Spring Training game at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin, Florida.

The starting line up of Reyes, Izturis, Bautista, Encarnacion, Lind, Arencebia and Rasmus gave a first glimpse of the possible star studded line up for 2013. Watching Reyes round first after a single, Bautista flip his bat after hitting a tower home run in his second at bat, and JP following a single with a double. Gave me that familiar Spring Thrill: the "this could be our year" thrill!

I'll leave you with a few pictures and will check in tomorrow with a bigger update on what i'm seeing out there on the field.

Adam Loewen and Jim Negrych took over first and second base.

The Blue Jays version of the Bash Brothers.

Jose Bautista loosens up before the game.

Bautista, Reyes and Iszturis.

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Spring 2013

Found this little gem in the archives of the Winnipeg Free Press
Spring! It has arrived! After a long winter of trades, press conferences, band wagon fans, fan pass madness, and Opening Day anticipation it's finally here: Spring Training.

The boys, to quote the Hudson's Bay Company are "out to play BASEBALL." Old boys and new boys alike - the team certainly looks different this year! I won't bother going over all the trades and off season hoopla because everyone already knows their names - Reyes, Cabrera, Dickey, Johnson, Buerhle, Gibson- and i'll get straight to the heart of the order. Spring is here. Spring training games begin on Saturday and Sunday through Thursday, i'll be in Dunedin. Watch this space. I'm gonna take enough pictures to make your head spin.

Baseball is back and so am I.