During the game at Camelback on Day 2, I used my voucher to get two free tickets for any spring training game for the following afternoon’s game, mostly so I could stop by before driving back home and hopefully see some batting practice, but they weren’t taking it yet again (at least not on the main field). I left after about five minutes and gave my tickets away to Dodger fans who were waiting in line to purchase tickets.
I think Charley Steiner is the worst broadcaster in all of professional sports, so I’m glad someone said “not quite” about him being the heir apparent to Vin Scully. I sure hope that doesn’t happen. We don’t have anyone else who is remotely worthy of replacing Scully, though, and I can’t even think of anyone who could be. There aren’t many good broadcasters out there. Second best behind Scully is miles and miles behind him. It really pisses me off when people say that his skills are diminishing, that he’s making more mistakes, since he still makes far fewer than anyone else. Steiner very often gets the damn score of the game wrong. Anyway, I’ll rant about him some other time.
People are always assuming that I go to spring training every year, so now I can finally tell them I went. Unfortunately that’s pretty much the best thing I got out of this trip. It was kind of cool to see Goodyear Ballpark and Camelback Ranch, but spring training just doesn’t do it for me. I don’t care about autographs and I don’t care about games that don’t count for anything. I’m sure it would be a lot of fun if I went with some baseball buddies like Deep Left, but going alone was pretty boring.
Can’t wait to open the season ticket package, but I am going to wait — gotta do it on video, and we’ve got some cool plans for that, might not do it for a couple days still. Here’s what we did last year: