Phillies Spring Training
Trip Start Jan 06, 2011
270Trip End Ongoing
Map your own trip!
Show trip route
Where I stayed
Clearwater Travel Resort
Jared and I didn't go to today's game, but the Phillies beat Atlanta 3-1. The guys said that they had some awesome seats. They were 16 rows back from home plate. We met up with them after the game to go to the Tilted Kilt for dinner. It was right next to their hotel and after dinner we all just went back to their room and hung out for a little bit.
Saturday, March 26th
We had tickets to today's game which started at 1:05pm and was against Toronto. We rode our bikes over to meet up with the guys on the fields behind Bright House Field. This is where all the minor league guys play games during spring training. It was pretty cool because you are so close to them
After the game we went to La Hacienda for some 2 for 1 margaritas and some Mexican food. We each decided to have 6 margaritas and then headed back to the hotel to hang out by the pool and drink some more. I took a nice nap, those margaritas caught up with me fast. By the time I woke up it was dark and the guys had made some friends out by the pool. They were chatting it up with a group of fellow Phillies fans. We hung out there for a while, and then decided that we needed to eat again. We had passed Joe's Crab Shack when we were driving Joe to the hotel on Friday so we decided to go there. We think we got there around 11 or so and are pretty sure that we were there until like 1ish. We were definitely the last customers in the place. For some reason we decided to have margaritas again and then our waiter TC decided that we needed some tequila shots so he showed up at our table with a shot for each of us.
Sunday, March 27th
Today was a rough day. I was really hungover and didn't get out of bed until like 2pm. Jared was better off then me but he was sluggish also. He texted the guys to see if they wanted to come over for dinner later and they said sure. So we spent some time getting things prepped for dinner. We decided to have some shish kabobs cause we had pretty much all the stuff for them and Joe's fish that he caught when we were in Key West. Besides prepping for dinner, which Jared did most of we just watched some movies on Netflix and relaxed. The guys came over around like 6pm, it was a rough slow day for them as well. So we had a pretty mellow dinner and just hung out for a while. They all loved Joe's fish and the kabobs. I didn't try any fish this time but we still have more in the freezer that Joe left with us since he couldn't really keep it frozen on the plane. It sucks for him, but works out nicely for us
The Phillies had an away game today against Atlanta and won 6-1.
Monday, March 28th
We had another Phillies game today at 1:05pm. The weather did not look good for today, but it wasn't raining when we left our place for the field around 10am so that was good. We again met up to go over to the minor league fields. They weren't playing yet just warming up. We heard that Cliff Lee was going to pitch down on the minor league field today. We were trying to wait it out to see him, but for some reason the minor league games started at the same time as the Phillies. So we headed in to the stadium pretty early. We wanted to do some shopping and then get to the Tikki Terrace in good time. The Tikki Terrace is located behind left field and is a first come first serve for seats. It had rained while we were in the store and the guy cleaning off the seats said we could save seats so we set up 5 seats in the front row and went back up to get food and drinks
Joe and Bryant did head back down to the minor league fields during the game. Lee was pitching and Joe got some really sweet close up shots of him. By the time Jared was going to head down to try to take some pictures he was done. If I get some pictures off of Joe I will post them.
They got a good amount of the game in before it started really raining
When we got back inside we got cleaned up and dried off. Then I took a nice nap while Jared watched some movies. When I woke up we ate some leftovers from the night before and then watched some more movies before going to bed
Tuesday, March 29th
We haven't done to much today yet, but once I am done blogging we are going to get to work. We need to try to plan out some more of our trip so that my parents and Shannon can come meet up with us over Easter. We need to set up a place for them to fly in to so they can book some tickets. Also, Jenny and Bryant are trying to meet up with us in the Summer so we have figure out a week for them so they can buy tickets too. It is supposed to start pouring again at like 1pm and not stop all day so I am sure we will probably just end up inside working on our schedule most of the day. I think we already decided to skip Savannah cause it is way out of our way for now. So we don't know yet where we are heading to on Thursday when we leave here. We will figure it out though.