Lake Buena Vista, Fla. – I’m sure there are probably better places to be on Johnny Cash’s birthday than here at a ballpark in Florida, but there aren’t many. Bccause it’s niiiice out. It was 40 degrees this morning, but it’s already 60 with brilliant sun and no wind.
The Braves are taking batting practice right now – spring training is like Groundhog Day right now, until the games start Tuesday — here at Dark Star Park (aka Champion Stadium at ESPN Is-Taking-Over-The-World Sports Complex).
Before we go any further, gotta share something Bobby Cox said this morning. ESPN had some sort of grand renaming ceremony here last night, lots of big-name athletes and coaches, and TV people covering it like it was actual news. Anyway, a certain former Gators football coach took part. As did the Braves manager, who’d never really met Steve Spurrier before last night.
How’d last night go, Bobby?
“Good,” he said. “I like Steve Spurrier now.”