Finally, a “Chamber of Commerce” kind of day! After two days that were more like spring in Philadelphia rather than the beginning of Spring Training in Florida, the sun was shining and it was warm enough for shorts. Now this is the life!
Baseball Ross and I got to the Carpenter Complex a little after 10. Since I had not had a chance to watch batting practice yet, we headed directly to Brighthouse. Batting practice is more laid back and the players seem to enjoy themselves more than during other drills. It’s the best place to get autographs as well.
You get to see things like this:
Aaron Altherr shagged flies in the outfield.
You also get a chance to see players in a more relaxed atmosphere.
Or may be they are thinking about the future.
After batting practice, the infielders head over to the half field next to Brighthouse to participate in infield drills and consult with coaches.
It was a great day and I was lucky enough to get Darin Ruf’s autograph!
This is what I love about Spring Training and I can’t wait to go back tomorrow.