St Patrick’s Day at Spring Training was another hot day. It was already warm at 9:00 am.
I got to the practice field early as I like to do when I am in Camelback. The players didn’t actually appear for practice until about 10:00am.
Joc may be badmouthed all the time but the fans still ask him for autographs. They could be telling him “You suck!” one minute and asking for their ball to be signed the next. Go figure.
Kike looked adorable with his green glasses.Kenta Maeda
Yasiel Puig was nice enough to sign autographs. He signed a lot. Here’s another player that gets badmouthed all the time. The kids love him. Every time he would go by, everyone would yell “Puig!” Everyone seems to forget that the players have feelings and can hear what people are saying.
I’m not really into autographs but I didn’t want to miss out on this one. Can you guess whose autograph this is? Julio Urias. He was sent down to minors a couple of days later.
I was prepared for another annoying day in the hot sun. It was worse because the Dodgers were beat by the Royals with a score of 5-1. Alex Wood was so-so. All I could think of was that I wanted to get one of those green hats. I think I can find one in an auction. I always scope out the game used store at Dodger Stadium for special items: the guys at the shop know that I am always looking for Mike Bolsinger’s items. I also have a collection of Darwin Barney items. He is still one of my favorite players.
All I could think of that day was an Italian ice. They are the best when the temperature hits 90’s. You can tell I wasn’t into the game. I’m so bad. I got bored when the Dodgers started to lose badly. All I could think of was shade shade shade.
We decided to meet at West Gate at dinner time. We chose Yard House. I got there before anyone else and snagged a table within 15 minutes. Not bad on St Patrick’s Day when everyone is out. West Gate is a very nice dining area in Glendale. It continues to grow. It was a little crowded because there was also a hockey game taking place.
The menu at Yard House is extensive, everything is yummy. I decided on BBQ chicken salad and was not disappointed. I think it was the crispy onions on top that gave it character.
We always pose for a picture to commemorate Spring Training: from left to right: Greg Jones, Norma, Mika (who is very cute but camera shy. This must be my first picture of her), Cece, Stetson, Donna, Alyssa, Crystal and Stella.
To really show you how tall Stetson is, here I am with him, all 5’1 1/2″ of me.
The day ended up with all of us tired but happy. We were excited about the next day. Onward to Scottsdale AZ and Talking Stick.
Thanks for stopping by. GO DODGERS!!!