Friday, March 5, 2010

I'm Off to Spring Training

Today, I fly to Florida for my more-or-less yearly trip to visit some future family members and go to spring training games. I'm very excited to be able to attend a few Orioles games this year, something that was really hard to do when I stay in Tampa and Ft. Lauderdale was the absolute furthest Spring Training site from where I was. I will get to see three games, including two O's games, with my family and can't wait. You know that I have my giant box of cards ready for autographs and I hope to come back with at least a few signed. I would be surprised if I don't get at least a few new autographs with all the new guys in camp.

I will do my best to get on the computer once or twice to either post or update the Spring Training contest. You can link on the contest right below the title of the blog to keep up with all of the teams' records. So far the Nationals and Pirates, who are both 0-2, are the two teams that aren't looking that great thus far. But it's early and things are bound to change. Good luck to everyone that entered (but especially those that chose the O's!).

8 comments:

zman40 said...

You lucky dog. I hope you have a great trip and get a ton of autographs.

Aaron said...

Enjoy the trip! I hope you picked up an O's team set of 2010 Topps Heritage to take with you. Millwood and Atkins' first O's cards (that I've seen). Good luck with the graphs, can't wait to see some scans when you return.

paulsrandomstuff said...

I'm jealous! I hope that you have a great trip.

Core Contrarian said...

Have a great time!

unclemoe said...

Have fun, man! Good luck!

moe.

Mr J Mel said...

I don't know if you are going to make it to the BLUE JAYS facility in Dunedin, but in my opinion it is the best place to get players to sign. The visiting team's locker room is under the bleachers and all the players walk right past about 100 feet of chest high chain link fence. Then the Jays club house is out in right field and the Jays walk down about 200 feet of the same fence. It is a great place to get autos!!! Also very close to Tampa!

Ryan aka Orioles Magic said...

Thanks for all the well wishes. I'm really excited about the trip.
Aaron-I did get the '10 Heritage team set for Millwood and Atkins but thanks for the tip.
Mr J Mel-I'm not going to Dunedin this time but will definitely have to keep that in mind for future trips down here.

PaulW said...

Think its possible to get Tejada, Rhyne Hughes, or Justin Turner for me if you get any extras? I have a few cards that can help your collection after looking at your want list.