Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Spiegel Returns from Camelback Ranch

I am back from my vacation!  I had a wonderful time watching my Doyers play some spring training games in Arizona.  The weather was great for the most part.  One of the games that I was supposed to see got rained out.  I was looking forward to the pitching match up of that game which was going to be Clayton Kershaw vs. Brett Anderson.

I'm not sure how many people in the blog world realized my lack of posts the last 5 or 6 days.  But, there will be a lot of catching up to do on the Platter.  When I came home last night, there was a nice stack of bubble mailers waiting for me.  Which was great, as I got to go through some new goodies before bed last night.

As you can see the crowds were good at Camelback Ranch.  Luckily all the games that I saw were at the Dodgers spring training complex.  That cuts down on travel time.  The game I went to on Saturday against the Brewers was jam packed.  There was lots of tailgating going on that day. 

Here's a picture of old friend Juan Pierre.  It's kind of a shame that the Dodgers don't act like a big market team and were able to keep Pierre as a 3rd/4th outfielder type despite his big contract.  Once again I blame Frank McCourt.  It's always his fault.

Today, I will be writing up at least one other post.  I will have some posts coming up that will consist of some trades made with bloggers, trades from the Sports Card Forum and some ebay pick ups.  So, enjoy the return of Spiegel!  The Platter is back in business.


flywheels said...

I've never been to a spring training game myself, but it looks like you had a lot of fun.

Spiegel83 said...

It was tons of fun! You get to see a game everyday and there is never a bad seat.