While the Yankees were in Lakeland pummeling the Tigers 12-3 (so much for the complaint in my previous post about the “anemic offense”), I took a drive to St. Pete for a visit with bestselling author Peter Golenbock, a former Fairfield County, CT resident who moved to the area in 1990.
Peter has written books with the likes of Sparky Lyle (The Bronx Zoo) and Johnny Damon (Idiot), but the big news is his forthcoming biography of George Steinbrenner. A few months ago I read the manuscript and wrote a bit about it here.
Yesterday Peter took Michael and me on a tour of downtown St. Pete and while we were sitting at a cute little gelato place overlooking the water, I whipped out the She-Fan Cam and asked Peter to elaborate on the book.
On the drive back to Tampa, it hit me that my spring training adventure was just about over, and I got very depressed.
Now it’s Monday morning and I’m even more depressed. I’m about to check out of the Marriott and head for the airport, instead of rushing over to the ballpark this afternoon to watch Andy Pettitte in his spring training debut. Bummer! I don’t want to leave! Say it ain’t so!
But I’m very grateful I had the chance to be here at all, so no more whining (at least not on this blog).