One of the fun activities we discovered around Fort Myers is to attend a MLB spring training baseball game or two. There are two stadiums and two grapefruit league teams playing here: Boston Red Sox at Jet Blue Park and Minnesota Twins at Hammond Stadium.
This year we saw the Toronto Blue Jays play the Twins and the Boston Orioles play the Red Sox. Hammond Field is newer and very impressive. We attended the game with John and Anita Jarrell from Saskatoon. John and I went to U of W together many years ago. We reconnected at a class reunion and discovered that we were both coming to the same area in Florida each winter. Hence we have reunited our long time friendship.Anita is a great and gracious host and we have met their daughter Beth who has been coming here with her family for many years too. They stay on Sanibel. We have become quite enamored with the lifestyle there through our association and also through seeing our other friends Dick and Carol who live there.
Marie and I also ventured out to Jet Blue Park to see Boston beat the Orioles. We had fun singing ….Love that Dirty Water.. Oh, oh, Bastin you’r ma home! Learned some new expressions like: “Knawk it out of the pawk!” and “Where did we pawk the caw?” A lot of Bostonians made the day memorable for us.
We have made plans with the Jarrells to attend a Jays game or two here next year, God willing.