The odyssey begins

So, it’s one of the most bittersweet days of the year.

I come to you from Intercontinental Airport in Houston, enjoying (!) a lengthy layover on my way to Spring Training. And the start of Spring Training practically defines bittersweet for me.

My job, as of today, gets much, much, much better for the next eight months. Life, meanwhile, gets harder. It’s tough to leave Mrs. Dude, tough to leave MollyDog and Queen Beatrice the cat. But it’s very, very easy to leave 24 degrees and a "wintry mix."

Ready or not, though, the time is here. It’s time to start writing about things happening on the field once again. Time to start figuring out what the 07 team is all about. Time for lunch at Pyro’s, dinner at Nick’s Tomatoe Pie and setting an alarm in the morning. Time for long nightly phone calls home.

So have fun, everybody.



Mmm…Nick’s Tomatoe Pie…

Tomatoe Pie???? Sounds like Ketchup on a pie crust or a pizza with just sauce…please elaborate. I’m intrigued now.

Heh, no, it’s just the name of an Italian restaurant here in Jupiter. Very, very busy, but terrific food at good prices. It’s one of my favorites down here.


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