PHOENIX -- Reporters from a Tokyo television station interview former Midland RockHounds and current Oakland shortstop Bobby Crosby during workouts Sunday at the A's spring training complex at Pheonix Municipal Stadium. The Oakland A's will meet the World Series champion Boston Red Sox for four games to end the pre-season and then in two games to open the regular season in Tokyo. The Japanese station sent a contingent of six reporters and photo journalists to cover the A's training camp.
SURPRISE, Ariz. -- I'm not real sure how fair this is. Me being here. Watching the Cubs jump all over the Royals in a Cactus League game in Surprise, Ariz,, on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. I guess I'll get over the guilt
Ran into a man on the concourse who moved to Surprise from Illinois several years ago and his brother Mark Thomas lives in Midland and works at Plains Marketing. Anyone who knows Mark tell him Steve says hey.
Sports writer Jack Marrion is watching the A's play the Brewers today at Phoenix Municipal Stadium.
I''ve never been to Phoenix, but am amazed at how absolutely huge this place is. HUGE, I tell ya.
And The University of Phoenix Stadium where they are probably still cleaning up after hosting the Super Bowl, is as big as it appeared to be on TV.
More later. Tomorrow from Tucson, the Rockies and hopefully some video from Midland HIgh graduate Jayson Nix.