As many of you know, Al Smith and I ventured to Florida for two weeks last year to take in Spring Training. Al enjoyed Florida so much that he and his wife Margo bought a house at The Villages and moved there! Needless to say, they’re getting company the first week of March as Martha and I will fly down for a visit. Naturally, we will be taking in a couple of games which at the moment include Orioles v Toronto at Sarasota, the University of Florida v the University of Indiana at Gainesville, and Astros v Phillies at Kissimmee. Mostly, we’ll be walking around wearing shorts just to enjoy walking around wearing shorts.
If I’m as smart as my smart phone, I will be able to post the next Five Minute Fiction For Free story entitled “Living Life at the 98th%tile” from Florida on the 9th. That’s even-money though, so if it doesn’t show up on the 9th, I’ll post it when I get back. I’ll also be posting interesting things from our trip via Twitter which you can follow @AustinGisriel
To whet your appetite for a little baseball, you should view the video below. It ain’t Florida, but it is Lonaconing, MD, home town of Lefty Grove, arguably baseball’s greatest left-hander. (Well, obviously he was left-handed with that nickname. On the other hand [pun intended] the Hagerstown Owls of 1948 had a right-handed catcher nicknamed “Lefty,” but that’s another story.)