Mets lineup for today’s exhibition game against the Cubs.
The game is in Las Vegas at Cashman Field, home of the Mets’ AAA affiliate, the Las Vegas 51s. (The 51s are named for Area 51, which explains the Star Trek font.)
Btw, the 2541.9 miles between Vegas and Queens gives the Mets the privilege of being located furthest away from their AAA affiliate. Number two are the Twins who are 1015 miles from the Rochester (NY) Red Wings.
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The Cubs just gave up 9 runs in the 4th inning to the Angels including a Mike Trout grand slam.
It was the longest 4th inning in Cactus League history. Bodes well for the Cubbies, huh?
H/t Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs)
February 27, 2014
George M. Steinbrenner Field
Photo by Charlie Neibergall/AP
He’s lost so much weight, we’re just calling him C Sabathia now.
Jeter’s first televised at-bat of his final season.
It’s the first day of spring training and Jose Iglesias is already stuck in some netting after crashing into a screen. Not a great omen for the 2013 Red Sox season.
Its almost Baseball Season.
Pitchers and catchers begin reporting on Monday.
Apparently Ron Guidry, Cy Young Award winner and 4-Time All Star, drives Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra around Yankee Spring Training every year. Some might think, “How awesome is that?” Well, Harvey Araton of the NY Times thought the same thing — and wrote a book about it.
"Despite being a 10-year veteran, Pete Rose still hustles like a rookie in Reds camp."
(Walter Iooss, Jr./Sports Illustrated, 1972 Spring Training)