Memories that will make you see blue

Postcard From Spring Training

March 19, 2007|By PETER SCHMUCK

The Orioles are off today, so I'm hoping to get up to Dodgertown for a walk down memory lane.

The Dodgers have been training in Vero Beach for 60 years, but they will move out of the historic facility after next spring and join the Chicago White Sox in a new state-of-the-art facility in Arizona.

I spent my first spring there in 1981, an eventful year that started with Fernandomania, was interrupted by a 50-day players' strike and ended with the Dodgers winning the World Series.

It was the first and only team I covered as a beat writer that won a world championship.

I'm getting nostalgic already.

Peter Schmuck

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