March 25, 2007

Reds Lookin’ Good in Warmup Photos

We arrived in Sarasota well before we could check in to our condo for the week, so we headed straight over to Ed Smith Stadium. However, we were also a touch early for the game. Thank goodness Mr. Castellini changed the schedule to have the stadium open two hours before game time instead of 90 minutes, or we would have been chillin' in the parking lot for a while.

The early opening time seemed to be very popular all-around. There were lots of people already at the stadium when we arrived, enjoying batting practice.

We recently got a new camera, and the Crack Photography Staff has been diligently practicing. Even more recently, we got a zoom lens to let us take even more obsessive-fan-type photos. Dude, you can see the sweat on these guys' faces.

David Ross: lookin' good in front of a billboard
When you're not zoomed in all the way, though, the zoom lens gives sort of a halo effect. You can almost hear the chorus of angels sing about David Ross and the orthopedic surgeon advertised in the billboard behind him.

Adam Dunn: lookin' good standing around
Here you can see Adam Dunn looking trim. I even like the hair.

Ken Griffey, Jr: lookin' good in the line-up
What luck! We were there to see Ken Griffey's first game of the spring. He looked just fine to me, though, to be fair, I was nearly delirious with exhaustion at the time.

Bronson Arroyo: lookin' good finally getting ready
Bronson Arroyo was our starting pitcher, and here he is with his favorite catcher. How nice. Ross was out getting ready WAY before Arroyo. Bronson's preparation routine must involve some inside time.

Clydesdales: looking good with all that beer
The Budweiser clydesdales were in full effect. And you thought Arroyo was a workhorse!

Do the Cardinals know they're showing up to Reds' spring training?
Outside the stadium we were able to walk fairly close to the beasts, which my five-year old thought was cool. I've never seen such a large horse.

And all of this was before th first pitch! More photos to come.

4 comments to “Reds Lookin’ Good in Warmup Photos”

  1. BubbaFan says:

    Wow. Who knew Dunn had such a cute butt? 😉

  2. Red Hot Mama says:

    It’s a shame he wears those baggy pants, isn’t it?

  3. matchu522 says:

    Most likely, the Budweiser Clydesdales were making a special delivery to Arroyo’s locker!

  4. Red Hot Mama says:

    I’d think the Clydesdales could leave several “special deliveries”…but you probably meant the beer.