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ON THE ROAD AGAIN!
Winter Trip 2015
February 14 - March 15
9 - SPRING TRAINING JUPITER AND FORT MEYERS, FLORIDA
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| Back in the USA we returned to Jupiter where
the Miami Marlins conduct their Spring Training. The Marlins share
the beautiful facilities there with the St Luis Cardinals. We went
to the opening day game between the Marlins and Cards to see our
first ever Spring Training game. We even got to meet some of the
players including our own special Nick Wittgren #77. It was a
lot of fun seeing these present and future stars up close. The
Cardinals won this game.
The next day, the Marlins played the Boston Red Sox at JetBlue Fenway South in Fort Meyers on the west coast. We made the trip and enjoyed a great day there as well. For the record, the Marlins beat the Red Sox.
MIAMI MARLINS VS ST LOUIS CARDINALS
Steve Cishek, the closing pitcher for the Marlins grew up on the Cape in Falmouth.
Dinner with Nick and Ash.
BOSTON RED SOX VS MIAMI MARLINS
Welcome to JetBlue Park
The gift shop has a great selection of anything you could possibly want
Covering the bases with the Boston cap...
...and the Marlins cap
Coming up the ramp at JetBlue is much like coming up the ramp at Fenway for
the first time.
It is beautiful, green, and the Big Monster leaves no doubt where you are.
The park has the same dimensions as Boston yet definitely has its own special features.
The old scoreboard from Fenway was incorporated into the wall.
The view from the Monster seats in left
The bull pens in right
The Pesky pole in right field
The Impossible Dream year banner
The first time in 86 years banner
The third time in 10 years banner!
Reminded us of "Attitude is Everything" as well as some special Hall of Famers.
Speaking of attitude and rule following
We got in early enough to see batting practice and to look around before the park filled up.
On the Road Again! Winter Trip 2015