Happy St. Patrick's Day! baseball fans, its that time of the year again, when our favorite teams dress in green baseball caps and uniforms during Grapefruit and Cactus League games.
Lot's of stuff going on in baseball this week...these are a few things I've come across.
⚾ ESPN will...finally...broadcast baseball spring training games starting tomorrow night.
Awful Announcing's Joe Lucia has you covered on all 6 ESPN games, including next Tuesday's Rays vs Cuban National team in Cuba.
⚾ ESPN will also be follow retiring Red Sox slugger David Ortiz all season long.
ESPN does a great job covering baseball once the regular season starts, and I'll be watching the Ortiz specials.
I was once a big fan of Ortiz...Big Papi... until it was revealed that he was in the 2005 Mitchell Report that named players who tested positive for PEDs.
I've been on record many times that any player who took steroids or PEDs shouldn't be allowed to be rewarded for their decision to dishonor the game.
It's amazing how Ortiz has not been held in the same scrutiny that Alex Rodriguez, Barry Bonds, and Roger Clemens has.
⚾ Over at Dodgers Blue Heaven you can read all about Jackie Robinson's first game, today in 1946 in Daytona Beach, Florida.
⚾ The March digital edition of Baseball Magazine is now available.
⚾ One of my favorite Twitter follows is Jessica Jenson (@JessicaFastball )... Here's Jessica's recommendation on the best Women baseball fans to follow for all 30 big league teams.
⚾Chicago White Sox veteran Adam Laroche has decided to retire after the ChiSox asked him to not have his son at the ballpark so much.
I've always liked Adam, he's been a good big league ballplayer...
Walking away from $13 Million Dollars this year because you want to spend every day possible with your child is admirable to say the least.
Here's hoping the best for Adam and his family...Here's Adam's Baseball Reference page.
⚾ Starting with minor league outfielder Bud Fowler, born on March 16, 1847, here's all of Today's Happy Baseball Birthday's!
⚾⚾⚾⚾⚾Have a great day tomorrow....please be safe in your celebrations...and PLAY BALL!