Unless you have been living under a rock, spring baseball has been going one for almost a month. So in the spirit of spring, spring break, and baseball I took onto the road for the annual spring training trip. Here’s some things to consider for future Spring Trainers…
Game: Mets @ Braves
Venue: Celebration Stadium
First off, sat on the Berm… in a park that is in Mouse territory. Which translates to $22.50 per person. The cost is $17 (still Berm) and the fees. Even if you wait to buy them at the park you will still pay $20 per ticket. Ouch. And I sat on the grass. Double Ouch. Oh, and no lawn chairs.
It is a convenient park if you are also hitting some touristy places in FL. I guess you can kill a few birds with that stone. You can see a few magical places, encounter a few Braves players and catch a game. But keep in mind that lots of other people will think the same.
Game: Tigers @ Nats
Venue: Space Coast Stadium
Seats: Bleachers – First Base Side
At this non-Mets game, I had the chance to see Verlander throw. The seats also gave me a first-hand view of Werth in a Nats uniform. And Nats fans are on the Werth-Wagon. Yes, the same over-rated, over-paid Werth we know, just in a different red uniform. Nothing else to say on that topic.
Venue wise,they have done lots to this place since my first visit in 2007. You can see the Nats’ batting practice across from the stadium and visiting team inside. Good place to get visiting team autographs. The seats were pretty good. For only ten dollars had the side view, enjoyed the sun, with the added bonus of the windy side that the park offers. The refreshing breeze is not as prominent behind home plate or on third base side.
Game: Braves @ Mets
Venue: Digital Domain Park
Seats: Upper Reserved – Behind Home Plate
Went to see workouts, batting practice, base-running drills, and hear the guys joke about their abilities. Had a chance to talk to Buckholz about his routine and he signed for a few people. Got Niese and Capuano to sign my official “Pitcher’s Ball” for the year. Left before the 9th inning when they pulled the W.
Awesome seats. For only twelve bucks had shade and breeze. Even felt cold. Don’t let “Row X” fool you.
Game: Mets vs. Tigers
Venue: Joker Marchant Stadium
Seats: General Admission
In this park general admission only means you get to sit on the bleachers. There is a berm that costs only two dollars less but neither place has shade. You will be in the sun all game. So if that is not your cup of tea, more expensive tickets are recommended. Cozy venue, lots of history for Tigers fans.
This venue allows you to go down to the side of the dugouts until batting practice is over. Saw the guys do batting practice and Bay, Pagan, and Hu came over to sign for the kids.Best Bargain: Digital Domain Park – Nope not biased. You can still catch a game for $6. Parking is only $5.
So far Best Venue: The venue formerly known as Dodgertown (Vero Beach) – too bad is closed.
Next Stop: Opening Night @ the park formerly known as Land Shark Stadium – Formerly known as Dolphin Stadium – Formerly known as Pro Player Stadium (Once Pro Player Park) – Formerly known… jeez….. just Mets @ Marlins. And just for reference it is Sun Life Stadium (as of 2010).
As you know David is second in the race for starting 3B… and we are doing a special campaign for Angel Pagan to be voted in as Write-In.
You can check out our account on Twitter @Wrightoholics and use the #SendAnAngelToAnaheim tag to trend it.
Thanks in advance for the votes!!! Click here for the Online Ballot
So if you have a few bucks to spare and want to do something good with it, here you go. Got this from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Site:
The Mets Annual Welcome Home Dinner will be held on Monday, April 5, 2010 at the Hilton New York, 1135 Avenue of the Americas (between 53rd and 54th Streets). The dinner, which includes the players, coaches and entire Mets organization, will officially welcome the team back to New York after their opening game at Citi Field. Cocktails will begin at 6:00pm followed by dinner and a program featuring all of the Mets players and coaches. Raffles and silent auction begin during cocktail hour. The evening will conclude with a Mets autograph session, where guests will have the opportunity to obtain autographs from their favorite Mets players.
Tables range from $10,000 to $25,000
Individual tickets = $1,000
Raffle tickets = One for $25 or five for $100
For More Information Call 718.803.4074
Now this is a segment im calling Induction into the Wrightoholics hall of fame. I will do this once every 3 months with new members, who knows they could even be bloggers on here who i appreciate and like what they say about the game in which we all love. But as of right now the first member into the Wrightoholics hall of fame is None other than DAVID WRIGHT.Come up here and accept your award. Now i know it sounds cliche because i blog mostly about him being The president of the united states but look at him. He’s the cornerstone to the hottest team in NY, and the soon to be cover boy of NY, Sorry Derek.
Only 23 Years of age and with such a BWRIGHT future, its no joke that David was the first inducted. His career stats are as follows, i would like to thank espn.com for his career stats and just proving at such a young age and what a mark he has already put on mlb. I Mean cmon, look at those numbers. The way he plays the field, so what he has some errors, its ok. Hes young.
Another reason hes the obvious choice is because of what he does for charity. His charity DAVIDWRIGHTFOUNDATION.COM , was started in in 2005. He has been affected directly by Multiple Sclerosis having witnessed a loved one experience the horrific results of this terrible disease. Due to this experience, he is adamant about increasing public awareness for Multiple Sclerosis. But the main reason he is inducted is not by his outstanding play on the field but his off field ethic which outshines about 95 percent of sports charity work. I just really appreciate everything he does for the ms society and it shows as he has outstanding turnouts to his events. Alot of sports stars and others attended as well. SUPER JOE WAS IN the building along with dontrelle willis ,cliff floyd , and omar minaya. When asked about the award, David responded by, "The fans are what i care about most and for them to vote me as the first member, its an honor" ,But please also donate to my charity. Please everyone go to this website and try to donate, even a little donation can go a long way. If anyone would like to donate, please visit davidwrightfoundation.com and make a generous donation.
Also, the way he is off the field with fans, he signs numerous autographs and is so kind to many. As being the Founder of the WRIGHTAHOLICS, it pleasures me to give david wright the pleasure of being inducted into the 1st ever hall of fame. And hopefully down the line he will be inducted into a much bigger society and thats the hall of fame down at cooperstown, NY.