I saw the O’s play the Cards in Fort Lauderdale yesterday. They were behind for most of the game but managed to keep it close, losing by 6 to 5. Who could complain though? The weather was perfect, the beer was cold and there wasn’t a bad seat in the eight thousand seat stadium.
This may be the last season for the Orioles at Fort Lauderdale Stadium. Built in 1962, it certainly isn’t one of the nicer stadiums in the Grapefruit League. Before the Orioles took up residence in 1996 it had been the spring training home of the Yankees. Still, yesterday at least, it sure beat sitting in an office in Columbia.