You might have noticed that I haven't been around for the past few days. Well that's because Kalina and I went down to Florida for a long weekend and enjoyed the Orioles games in Sarasota on Friday and Saturday. It would have been nice if the O's would've bothered to win one of the games for us, but the weather was beautiful and we had a great time anyway. I'll have a rundown on my autographs later this week but let's just say that I did pretty well.
We started out on Friday by going to the O's Minor League complex at Twin Lakes Park in Sarasota. We didn't know what to expect, but pretty much you just roam around these four fields where the O's minor leaguers are working out. From what I understand, the single A and lower guys were around that day to play the Twins' minor leaguers, while the AA/AAA players were on the road to play at the Twins' complex.
It was amazing and the autographs were easy to get, especially if you could recognize the players before waiting for them to walk by to see the names on their backs. Most of them were pretty cool about signing, even on a fairly hot day. There were even some former Orioles Major Leaguers working as instructors, most of whom also signed willingly.