Good morning from Port St. Lucie, where there’s a chill in the air and the sun is just coming up.
Had dinner last night with a friend on the Mets’ beat and like most people I speak with in the media he’s not enthusiastic about them having a good season.
Drove around a little last night and this place has changed over the past few years. Really built up. New hotels and restaurants, including a sushi place not far from where I am staying.
Walked into the lobby and three hotel staffers remembered me by name. Felt like Norm for Cheers. Was a good feeling.
Heading to camp in a few minutes. David Wright is at the WBC and Johan Santana is still here from when I traveled with the team on a regular basis.
Will make a run at Santana for obvious reasons, including a new one – the president of Venezuela died yesterday. Need to get a reaction from him. Ironically, the Mets are playing the Venezuelan team today.
Also Ike Davis to see what he knows about being added to the WBC now that Mark Teixei...