Spring Training Update – Opening Night at Marlins Park
Day 1 of Minor League camp began today and I was sent out of Major League Camp to join our Minor League Staff in the development and preparation of our young players for the 2012 season. It was a great experience to be a part of the 2012 Miami Marlins for a short time. Our ownership has done a wonderful job putting together a heck of a ballclub and staff to begin the new era of baseball in Miami. Yesterday, we opened up Marlins Park against the University of Miami in an exhibition game and I was fortunate enough to be a part of the staff for the evening. Below are some pictures and a quick video of the new stadium and some pregame festivites. To be standing on the field in same grounds that I grew up running around as a kid (Orange Bowl) and where my father and uncles grew up, representing my home town, was quite an honor. Very hard to describe the feeling. I am looking forward with great anticipation to the 2012 season and beyond with the Miami Marlins organization. There would be nothing sweeter than being a part of a World Series Champion organization, representing my home town, in the sacred grounds of the Orange Bowl. But now, it is back to the buisness of developing players and focusing on building a winning team in Jacksonville this coming season.