Orange outfit stands out, but not as part of O's uniform

Postcard From Spring Training

February 22, 2007|By PETER SCHMUCK

The most exciting thing to happen around Fort Lauderdale Stadium yesterday was the fugitive hunt outside the complex. Police helicopters circled above the ballpark and officers questioned stadium personnel to make sure that an escaped work release prisoner had not slipped into the facility.

Fortunately, the only person to sneak into camp yesterday was injured pitcher Kris Benson, who won't be working on his release for another four weeks or so.

The escaped prisoner was apprehended about five blocks from the ballpark. He wasn't hard to spot because he was wearing a bright orange uniform. (Fill in your own Cincinnati Bengals joke here.)

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