Today was day 2 of the Spring Training trip and my dad and I were back at Osceola County Stadium to see the Astros and Yankees.
It was the only ball I would get for about the first half hour or so. When the Astros second string started hitting at the practice field directly adjacent to Osceola County Stadium, I was ready.
Rodriguez would go on to knock in a run with a base hit here. I captured it all on video:
Spring Training Statistics:
Game: 8 balls
Trip: 22 balls
Spring Training Career: 30 balls in 5 games
I attended my first Spring Training game of the year today with my dad. We traveled from Orlando to nearby Kissimmee FL to see the Blue Jays take on the Houston Astros. Of course, we arrived early.
Although Osceola County Stadium has no access points to get behind the outfield wall, it doesn’t matter because the Astros take their BP on the adjacent practice fields. One is easily able to walk behind any of those practice field fences and await balls to sail out.
Check out the aerial view of the complex:
When we arrived, two fields were being used by minor leaguers, and the Astros were using two fields. They were just running and stretching, so there was some time to hunt for Easter Eggs. After not too long, I found one. It had sailed over the centerfield batters eye on the ‘9 oclock field’ (if you look at the 4 practice fields as 12, 3, 6, 9 oclock in the photo above). It likely had landed on the road, bounced, and settled in the grass. It had likely been there a day or two as it was a bit damp.