Today's game - Twins vs Devil Rays at St. Petersburg.
Not much excitement today. North wind continues to blow making batting practice more enjoyable. And a pre-game visit to the hot dog vendor on the street corner across from Al Lang field, makes the day even more enjoyable. Husband and wife have this little push cart offering hot dogs, foot longs, kosher dogs, and your choice of sauerkraut, relish, onions and of course, stadium mustard. Not as good as the original Bertman Ballpark Mustard, served at Cleveland Stadium and Jacobs Field for well over 50 years, but pretty good.
Dustan Mohr of the Rays celebrated playing against his ex-team by hitting the only homer of the day - a line drive over the left center field wall that landed in the fenced in area. A worker picked it up and flipped it over the fence to me. Not the same as catching it mind you, but I guess I'll count it anyway. Twins win 4-2.
Sight of the Day:
Devil Rays made six errors in yesterday's game so guess what I see them doing early this morning - they're taking fielding practice! And getting a little chewed out in the process, too. I guess when your entire team payroll is in the $30M range, you can afford to treat them like a real baseball team and not a bunch of pampered superstars. When you're in the same division as the Yankees and Red Sox, it's gotta be tough to have dreams of the playoffs, but there is a lot of young talent on this team. Who knows - if enough things go right, they could pull off a real surprise in the next few years.
Daily Ballhawk Totals: BP-6, HR-1, Foul-0
Spring Training Totals: BP-22, HR-3, Foul-2