Sunday, March 02, 2008

Postcard From Florida: Blasts From The Past

Two interesting happenings at Lakeland on Saturday from the Tigers 3-3 tie with the Indians at the oldest spring training facility in the country. The first one involved old friend Vance Wilson:

As he was signing autographs (and taking pictures with the likes of yours truly), we had this exchange of loose quotes:

MD: Hey Vance, we miss you back up in New York.

VW: Hey thanks man, I had some great memories up in New York ... if not the greatest years.

MD: We enjoyed having you much the same, hope you come back one day.

VW: Thanks a lot.

Nice to know Vance thinks fondly of his experience with us, yet was realistic at the same time. Wilson was ... easily ... the nicest of the autograph signing Tigers.

The second happening was during the eighth inning, when one of the multitude of Tigers fans in attendance spotted the two of us wearing our Mets gear and pointed and said:

"Hey, Mets and Tigers in the series this year!"
From your mouth to the ears of whatever deity you pray to.

Off to Vero Beach for today's Met game ... the next time you hear from me I'll be back at home base in the NYC. Enjoy the game.


MP said...

Who wouldn't have signed up for Castro/Vance with Da Edge in RF? Good guy - great backup when he was here.

MetFanMac said...

I could just cry. Alou will now be out for 4-6 weeks with hernia surgery. At this rate Wright and Reyes will be DEAD by the time April 1st rolls around!