On Monday we will be back in Virea for the Nats-Astros game. I want to see Jose Altuve up close. He's the only big leaguer I can look down on, in a manner of speaking.
It's south from there to catch the Orioles in back-to-back games to wrap up the week. On Wednesday it's a game in Fort Myers, home of the Twins.
The six day whirlwind will wind up in Sarasota with the Orioles hosting the Pirates. My buddy will not be around for this one but I figured that if I was going to spend almost a week on the grapefruit circuit I had to check out the Orioles' spring digs.
I expect to take a bunch of pictures on the trip and blow my diet big time. But it's been about forty years since I was last at a spring training game (Yankees-Mets in Fort Lauderdale in 1973ish) and I have some catching up to do.