Dodgers vs. the Nationals at Space Coast Stadium.
Space Coast Stadium is one of my favorite places to see a game. The crowds are usually small and the stadium is very fan friendly. It is also a very accessible venue for autograph hounds like myself.
On this day Grady Little, Ramon Martinez, Matt Kemp, Takashi Saito, Jeff Kent and Nomar Garciaparra signed a ball for me. What a Day! This ranks as one of the best autograph days I have ever had. I'm pinching myself as I write this just to make sure I wasn't dreaming. I can't wait til I can redecorate my office with these jewels.
Unfortunately, the Dodgers fortunes were not as good as mine. They got shelled and lost 9 to 1. Randy Wolf started the game and was a little shaky, but was able to work himself out of several jams. Broxton just couldn't get the ball over the plate and gave up 5 runs without getting an out. Dessens came in to relieve Broxton, but the damage was already done. Saito was great in his one inning of work.
As I walked out to my car I passed a Dodger fan as she was folding her blanket. She turned to me and said, "It wasn't a good day."
I remarked, "at least it's just Spring Training."
Feel free to check out my photoalbum for more pictures from Spring Training.