Spring Training Sojourn Starts Tomorrow

The suitcases and the bat bag are all packed and waiting to go to Spring Training! At least, I think I’ve packed everything. Of course, when you turn a certain age–I’ll be 55 tomorrow–the most important thing to pack is all your pills.

I’ve packed all the underwear that I own and I’m still short a pair or two of shorts. That’s the kind of thing however, that makes a trip adventurous! . . . Hmmm, I must be getting old if I think that running out of underwear qualifies as an adventure. . . . Well, in any case, I’m sure we’ll have more exciting adventures than that while in Florida.

We’ll tweet every day (@AustinGisriel) and I’ll do my best to post something to this blog every night. The official time will be kept on my official Oriole watch, so that you will know right down to the minute when our adventures occur, including the Wal-Mart run when we’re out of clean underwear.

About Austin Gisriel

You know the guy that records a baseball game from the West Coast in July and doesn't watch it until January just to see baseball in the winter? That's me. I'm a writer always in search of a good story, baseball or otherwise.
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7 Responses to Spring Training Sojourn Starts Tomorrow

  1. Oh man… wish I was going with you, and in fact, you should probably check the trunk to make sure I’m not there.


  2. Preston Douglas says:

    Hey Austin,

    Have a great trip…one can sense the enthusiasm in your written words. I was in Florida last Spring and it was a lot of fun. If you catch a Phillies game, Sam Perlozo is a great guy, and he and his brother Nick played in the VBL. If you get a chance to see Sam tell him that I said hello. It has been a lot of years, but he should remember me…as much baseball as we talked during the games and in the Elbow Room in Harrisonburg.

    My friend Larry Dofflemyer will be down there the same time as you, and he probably will be spending some time with Tom Brookens, who played for him in the VBL. If you get over to Clearwater Beach, many of the Phillies players and front office people hang out at a small bar/restaurant on the beach. You cannot miss it. Might get some stories there…

    Travel safe and I am sure it will be a fun time for you…



    • Thanks for the kind words and the tips on who to look out for!


      • Stewat Davis says:

        Hi Austin,

        Of course you will be going to Sarasota, but what other parks will you be going to? Though I live fairly close to the Blue Jays park in Dunedin, I’ve never made it. I plan to go this year though. Have a safe trip.

        Stewar Davis


      • We’re going to a Pirates game on Sunday and have plans to see a USF game. Have tentative plans to see Detroit in Lakeland and check on a couple of Atlanta minor leaguers whom we know.


  3. Stewat Davis says:

    *Stewart. Gee, I am in my 50s, but you’d think I would know how to spell my name!


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