It was a FULL day at camp today. Wow!! I’ve got a steady diet of baseball and more baseball. 12 full hours of hit, run, field, pitch, spit, scratch, and bunts. Drills early in the AM, two minor league games in the afternoon, and a sold out record game for the night cap. We met Nolan Ryan and got several autographs. Aubrey played all day with Scott Coolbaughs kids. I chatted up baseball with all who would hear me. I even got a couple of Michael Young autographs. I talked with J.D., Jamey Newberg, Nolan, Sunny, and various other Ranger staff. Heck I even had a long conversation with the security gaurd at the front gate.
Talked at length with John Rheinecker about his recovery from injury. We had struck up a friendship with John on the cruise last November and it was good to see him again. I can only give him all my best and hope he recovers soon from surgery and is back on the bump for us soon.
Got to visit briefly with Kameron. I made sure to let him know that Angel is doing in fine. We are pulling for him to make the final roster cut. I know that he will. He is a good pitcher and he should be there opening day.
I got a big hug from C.J. Wilson. I haven’t seen him since February 1st when I took photos for him and Robert at their Guitar Hero Charity Benifit.
We will do it again tomorrow. I really enjoy watching the minor league games. It is great to see the young up and coming players. It is just awesome to have some many games going on around you with so much talent on all sides. It is almost overwhelming at all that is going on.
I have posted a few spring training photos on the site and plan on putting up some more later.
If you ever get a chance to come to spring training, I highly recommend it. There is nothing like it. It is especially great for the kids. They get to watch, talk, and hang out with all the players up close and personal. Great fun!
Well off to bed and back at it tomorrow.