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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Camelback Ranch is the Real Deal

I made it over to Camelback Ranch after church to take a look at the new home of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago Whitesox. Pitchers and Catchers made it to Arizona on Friday and broke the ice with some PFP and batting practice. Some fields you can see fresh sod laid out needing a couple of weeks to take root before it will be ready to have live bodies cutting and slashing on the infield diamond. They still have some work to do but Camelback Ranch is one nice place. They actually have a lake that runs through the middle of the complex, baseball and fishing... what a concept. To my surprise I was recognized as I walked toward the field so I signed a few things... that felt good. Camelback Ranch Cactus League baseball with the Dodgers, that has a great ring to it.

Mike Davis

9 comments:

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Great Mike .. so pleased that you already feel a part of Camelback Ranch .. & were made to feel at home by signing a few autographs .. wonderful.

It sounds a great complex with lots of on offer for supporters, players, families etc ..

Enjoy your visits .. Hilary: Be Positive Be Happy

huhlman said...

Mike did you go to ST at Vero? I know Camelback is state of the art but Vero had something that can never be replaced by modern designs. It was a significant part of Dodger history, part of the lifeblood of a town. Leaving Vero behind is leaving some Dodgerness behind.

I visited Dodgertown twice, flying in from Nova Scotia. I have a Tommy Lasorda autographed ball among many other autographs. Maybe it was the novelty for me, but the place was amazing, closeness to players, steeped in Dodger history, one of a kind. I miss Dodgertown already.

Mike, many forget that walk you earned in the '88 series that allowed Gibby to come to bat. Thanks for that.

huhlman said...

Mike did you go to ST at Vero? I know Camelback is state of the art but Vero had something that can never be replaced by modern designs. It was a significant part of Dodger history, part of the lifeblood of a town. Leaving Vero behind is leaving some Dodgerness behind.

I visited Dodgertown twice, flying in from Nova Scotia. I have a Tommy Lasorda autographed ball among many other autographs. Maybe it was the novelty for me, but the place was amazing, closeness to players, steeped in Dodger history, one of a kind. I miss Dodgertown already.

Many forget your well earned walk in '88 that set the stage for Gibby. Thanks for that.

huhlman said...

Mike did you go to ST at Vero? I know Camelback is state of the art but Vero had something that can never be replaced by modern designs. It was a significant part of Dodger history, part of the lifeblood of a town. Leaving Vero behind is leaving some Dodgerness behind.

I visited Dodgertown twice, flying in from Nova Scotia. I have a Tommy Lasorda autographed ball among many other autographs. Maybe it was the novelty for me, but the place was amazing, closeness to players, steeped in Dodger history, one of a kind. I miss Dodgertown already.

huhlman said...

Mike did you go to ST at Vero? I know Camelback is state of the art but Vero had something that can never be replaced by modern designs. It was a significant part of Dodger history, part of the lifeblood of a town. Leaving Vero behind is leaving some Dodgerness behind.

I visited Dodgertown twice, flying in from Nova Scotia. I have a Tommy Lasorda autographed ball among many other autographs. Maybe it was the novelty for me, but the place was amazing, closeness to players, steeped in Dodger history, one of a kind. I miss Dodgertown already.

Many forget your well earned walk in the '88 WS setting up Gibby's homer. Thanks for that.

Deanna said...

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Deanna said...

Mike, it is nice to hear about the new Dodgers complex. Thank you for the nice blog. You have also been tagged. To learn more go to our other blog at:
http://marketingunscrambled-homeedition.blogspot.com
Sundays post.
Dan and Deanna "Marketing Unscrambled"

Jerry Braack said...

Hi Mike
Sounds like a little slice of heaven. It is great reading your positive comments on everything you see and do.
Wishing you all the success in the world!
Barbershop Jerry

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