Red Sox learn the first rule for naming a ballpark in the Internet age

February 22, 2012

The start of Spring Training is one of my favorite times on the sports calendar because a) it means baseball season is right around the corner and b) it helps distract me from things like this.

If you’ve never experienced the Grapefruit or Cactus leagues, I highly recommend it. At some point, I want to go over to Fort Myers on the Gulf Coast to see the Red Sox’ new spring home, a replica of Fenway Park known as JetBlue Park.

You can read all about it at

Go ahead and check it out.

What’s that you say? That link goes to the Yankees’ website?!

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CC strays from the Subway diet

February 27, 2011

With a full schedule of games this weekend (and the At Bat 11 app out for my iPhone), one of my favorite times of year in Florida has finally arrived — Spring Training.

As IoT’s Florida correspondent, I’ll be reporting on a couple of games next month. In the meantime, I thought I’d celebrate the start of Spring Training with my favorite tidbit of the offseason, which should have been the lede in this Feb. 14 story about the Yankees’ CC Sabathia:

Sabathia, who had knee surgery this offseason, said he is 25 pounds lighter after he stopped eating full boxes of Cap’n Crunch. The 6-foot-7 Sabathia had reported to past camps well over 300 pounds.

Somehow, I don’t think Jared would have approved that as part of CC’s Subway diet.