It is my favorite time of year in the Sonoran desert. The short winter we have had is losing its edge and the sunshine and agreeable climate is the clear winner. This is the picture perfect postcard time of year that seduces snowbirds (thanks to all of you that migrate here and leave some of your money – we appreciate it!), and reminds locals that we better keep our traps shut or everyone will move here. Did I mention July, August and September? We’ll revisit those temps in a future discussion…
|Ann, Sheila, David and Pat in our free baseball shades - great if you love purple!|
In the meanwhile, the valley is a-buzz with baseball. What’s not to like about a sport that brings many of its teams together in one area to practice playing nice before the real deal starts. To say nothing of sitting in the 70-85 degree sunshine, drinking your beverage of choice and eating your fill of peanuts and whatever other culinary delights that can be found in the park. It always provides a good excuse to play hooky from work or school, and just enjoy the day.
|My camera is bigger than your camera. No kidding!|
On a recent outing, we went with our good friends Ann and Pat, and had a great time. Lunch out at Humble Pie (a great local pizza joint) followed by an afternoon in the stands at the fairly new Diamondbacks and Rockies shared spring training facility “Salt River Fields”. We were entertained by the vendors hawking their wares…
Direct quote from this guy “I’m fast, I’m pretty, and I can’t be beat”. Obviously.
The fans out sampling the goods… That is a tower of fruit dipped in chocolate. Yum!
|Pat’s suggestion that I call this post “Studs in the Stands”almost won out. Almost.|