Here it is…
It was good to see some familiar faces like Steve Susdorf
Dylan Cozens, Jiandido Tromp and Carlos Tocci (kneeling)
While they are good, I think my favorite picture of the day was seeing good friends, Ranfi Casimiro and Feliberto Sanchez sharing a joke during drills.
Position players, catchers and pitchers reported today and they worked through drills and after lunch they had meetings making for a full first day.
Ahh, I love this time of year.
Last night at Brighthouse, it was Ed Randall’s Bat for the Cure prostate cancer awareness night. In support, the Threshers wore light blue jerseys that were auctioned off with the proceeds going to Randall’s charity,
Ross and I bid on three jerseys, Perci Garner, Carlos Alonso and Colin Kleven. When all the dust settled, we won Alonso and Kleven.
After the game, we went down to the field to get the jerseys ad have them autographed.
With Carlos Alonso
With Colin Kleven
The ironic thing is that this wasn’t the first time we had tried to win Kleven’s jersey. Three years ago, we had driven up to Williamsport to see Jesse Biddle pitch in his first professional game. That was “Celebrate Recycling” night. The jerseys were auctioned off that night as well. Ross and I had bid on Biddle’s and Klevin’s jerseys that night and lost. I remember the bidding on Biddle’s jersey was up over $250 by the end.
So last night, Ross finally got his Kleven Jersey…he just had to wait three years.
Tonight, Baseball Ross and I had the pleasure of being introduced to the 2013 Clearwater Threshers at the party held for season ticket holders.
It was a great time and I feel fortunate to get reacquainted with a few returning players as well as meet a few new ones. I recorded a video of their introductions so that you could enjoy it.
I like these guys. They’re obviously talented but they also seem to have quite a bit of personality.