Chicago White Sox vs. Kansas City Royals

Mom, Dad and I met up with our buddy Ned on Monday and flew over to Arizona for another Cactus League game.  We landed in Phoenix and drove over to Camelback Ranch.  Camelback is a brand new stadium that was built for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox. 
3.16.09-10.jpgIt’s a beautiful ballpark. 
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I did a little homework and snagged us some great seats behind the Royals dugout.  Here was our view.
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It was tough to beat.  Who needs a cupholder, when you can put your bottle of milk right on top of the dugout?  We were only a few feet from Hall of Famer George Brett!!! 
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Here’s Mark Buehrle on the mound.  Did you know he threw a no-hitter against the Rangers in 2007?  2007 was a good year.  That’s when the Rockies went to the World Series and was also the year I was born! 
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Here’s Coco Crisp.  If you look hard, you might be able to spot Ozzie Guillen in the background.   
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Dad and I took a walk around the park to do some exploring.  Here’s us hanging out on the party deck by the foul pole.  
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3.16.09-11.jpgThere are 12 practice fields spread out around the ballpark.  We even saw a pond stocked with fish.  These guys did it up right. 

The gift shop was the perfect way to cool down.  It was half Dodgers stuff and half White Sox stuff.  I liked the green uniforms in stock for St. Patrick’s day, but they were way too big for me.  I tried to get Dad to buy a set of Manny dreadlocks, but he wasn’t going for it.  I do a good Manny impersonation.  Maybe I can get Mom to take a picture and post it up here.  I guarantee it will crack you up!

Anyway, back to our seats.
 

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 Here’s Royals pitcher Gil Meche up on the hill. 
3.16.09-6.jpgAnd we were lucky enough to see Jayson Nix get a little playing time.  He was traded from the Rockies to the White Sox during the offseason.
3.16.09-12.jpgAnother great day at Spring Training.  I also managed to get a ball from first baseman Ross Gload. 
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We made a quick stop at In-N-Out Burger for dinner, before heading back to the airport for our flight home. 

 

5 Comments

What fun you had! I would love to see your Manny impersonation! I hope that Coco Crisp looked good. I do miss him here in Boston and I wish him well. I hope you’re not to tired from your whirl-wind trip!

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

I’m glad you liked Camelback. I’ll be there this weekend, so seeing your pictures makes me even more excited! Mark Buehrle is awesome, so you’re lucky you got to see him pitch!
Jen
http://ajroxmywhitesox.mlblogs.com

Sounds like you had a lot of fun! This is so neat that you get to go to all these Spring Training games!
http://kaybee.mlblogs.com

Thank you so much for those pictures of the game. This is a first class place to watch a ballgame. I still like Goodyear’s place myself.
Aaron
http://mlbtribefan.mlblogs.com

Julia – Coco looked pretty sharp. He’s getting lots of playing time.
AJ – You will love Camelback. Have fun!
Aaron – Glad you like Goodyear. It’s high on my list of places to see a game.
-PBR

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