I’m posting this blog from the plane, awaiting our departure for Las Vegas. Today’s game couldn’t have ended any better, with a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 10th inning by Sergio Garcia. Ned Colletti, who is standing next to me, just put it best: "What a great exclamation point to the spring."
While there are still a few days left before Opening Day, this spring has been a huge success and the Florida portion was pretty great. Eric Gagne pitched a scoreless inning while throwing on back-to-back days for the first time. Derek Lowe looked sharp in his final tuneup before Opening Day and now it’s off to Las Vegas.
When we land, we’ll make our way over to the Blue Man Group show and then tomorrow, we’ve got a night game against the Mariners. Brad Penny will get his last start before the real deal and a lot of our regulars should be in the lineup.
Scott Akasaki, our team travel manager, has also been very efficient at making sure every trip this spring ran smoothly. He’s actually right next to me, making sure that our contacts in Vegas know that we’re about to get up in the air, which means I should probably turn off my laptop.
Viva las Vegas.