Spring has finally arrived, for me anyways. I finally landed in the land of Haggerty. My plane landed at 11:30 in Orlando and knowing that I could not check into my place until 4, I made a Beeline to Lakeland to catch the Tigers and my hometown Nationals. I got a great seat as a walkup and a single. Close to the field, out of the sun. Dave Dombrowski and Al Avila were there for the entire game making notes and checking radar readings.
Nate Robertson pitched out of his mind and was not nibbling at the corners, finally. His hard slider was giving the lefties fits and his velocity overall was very good. He was popping the mitt pretty good.
A wrestling match could have actually broken out and it might have been more fun. There were big people on the field for both sides. Mike Hessman and Wily Mo (There Is A Lot Of Him) Pena are absolutely huge!!!
Casey Fein is going to be a big league pitcher, and it is not going to be long. He throws hard and has no fear, that is until someone hits one to Cape Canaveral and see if he can recover from that. It will be good to get the boys back from the WBC. They are really starting to crank things up for Venezula. Next week will tell the story.
Tom, where did our buffet place go? Its a flat lot now. I guess that we don't have to worry about getting run over by the senior crowd after the game for the early bird special.
Tomorrow is my birthday, so guess what I am going to do? I never get enough of it and this is the best time of year. Some things never change, the Nationals are going to be horrible again!!!