Tonight is my last night at Fort Myers. It has been a super blast to be able to spend 8-10 hrs a day at the Twins' Spring Training Complex on a daily basis. This will be the last of my Daily Reports from Fort Myers and it is a bit super-sized: 21 photos in all.
Like every morning, I started the day at the minor league Fields. Today was one of the rare days that all 4 fields were occupied and Twins' minor leaguers were either doing drills (Fields 1 and 4) or taking Batting Practice (Fields 2 and 3). Happy to finally snap an action photo of this previously elusive Twins' prospect:
Pretty tight two-seamer grip.
And the Celebrity of the Day (he was watching AAA BP at Field 2 and chatting -maybe commiserating- with Joe Benson about haircuts and the Twins' policy) :
Back at Hammonds Stadium for the Twins' game. Here are the lineups (names correctly spelled) :
I took this one just for Parker. "Thome is my Homey" sighting at Hammond Stadium:
Lots of familiar faces with the Red Sox:
Four sentence tale of the game:
Blackburn was up and down
Bard did this all afternoon long
The young players did OK, but some plays made Jerry do this:
and this was the final score:
I always like to take action shots and especially of players who are new with the Twins. So here is a a bunch:
(Yes he does the one-handed thing in every swing)
Esterlin De Los Santos:
What is wrong with this picture?
All good things have to come to an end and I had a blast. It was a great way for me to get to warm up for the season (and to get a decent 3K of pictures of Twins to play around with all season long...) Until next season, so long from Fort Myers.