The final day of my Spring Training trip took me to Camelback Ranch Sunday to see the Dodgers host the Indians. As a partial Indians fan, this was a good way for me to watch the team and check out a new stadium.
But before that, we decided to stop by this breakfast spot called Kiss the Cook. It’s an American style place but with a great atmosphere. There were baskets and umbrellas hanging on the ceiling and a corner of antiques such as kitten toys and bobbleheads of Phoenix Coyote players.
Sitting down, I saw the menu and was blown away by the great selection of omelettes. The seafood one was the one I had to try.
Shrimp in the morning for my omelette? You betcha!
Zack Greinke is all about the money.
Team loyalty? What’s that?
Apparently for Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke, that’s not a high priority. In fact, the contract is what he’s seeking. Sure, winning would be great, but if a mega contract from a losing team was offered, he’d take it. He got a six-year $147 million contract from the Dodgers this offseason.
“It’s obviously the No. 1 thing,” Greinke said. “I could play for the worst team if they paid the most. … If the last-place team offers $200 million and the first-place team offers $10, I’m going to go for the $200-million no matter what team it was.”
Growing up as an A’s fan, the Yankees were public enemy number one. I hated everything that was all Yankees. But over the years, as I watched more Yankees baseball as the enemy, I really grew an appreciation for two players. One was Derek Jeter. The other is birthday boy Mariano Rivera.
Hanley Ramirez is coming to Los Angeles.
If you haven’t heard yet, the LA Dodgers traded for SS/3B Hanley Ramirez late Tuesday night. Ramirez had worn out his welcome with Miami and a new change of scenery was much needed.
This makes the Dodgers a top contender to possibly go deep into the playoffs. With the potential addition of SP Ryan Dempster, this team is looking very strong.
Ramirez had been linked to the Oakland Athletics before the trade and it was something that I thought would be a great fit. But the contract and the team chemistry was in the way and I didn’t think GM Billy Beane would have pulled the trigger.