I’m going to Disney World…literally.
Remember when the (Devil) Rays played three regular season games last year against the Rangers at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex? Somehow, I didn’t find out it was happening until it was too late, and I’ve always regretted it.
Well, the Rays recently announced that they’ll be playing another series there this season, and I jumped at the chance to go. I bought tickets to all three games, booked a roundtrip flight, and got myself a room in a non-Disney hotel, thank you very much. No way I was gonna stay at a place like this. I’m not interested in Cinderellabration. This trip is about seeing real Major League Baseball games at a Spring Training facility. How cool is that? I mean, just LOOK at the place…
…and yes, the balls I snag there will definitely count in my major league collection. Last year, when Sammy Sosa hit his 597th career home run at Disney, everyone made a big deal about the fact that it was the 45th stadium in which he’d gone yard. Guess what. If it counts for Sosa, it counts for me. Assuming I somehow manage to avoid returning to New York City empty-handed, it’ll be my 43rd stadium in which I’ve snagged at least one ball.