Re: Spring Training Advice
Originally Posted by Team Clark
Stay out in Siesta Key. WAAAAY better than staying in Sarasota/Bradenton. The restaurants are plenty and the drive from Siesta Key to Ed Smith is a breeze. There is a Chocolate/Fudge store in "downtown" Siesta Key that you would die for.
You may catch an autograph or two down the RF line. Hang out by the foul pole. There is a hitting cage and a bullpen at that end. You'll catch quite a bit of traffic. You will also be able to see the players come and go from the parking lot and the clubhouse. Pretty exciting if you do not get to see those events that often.
Ohhh yeah... Parking. You can park VERY close to the stadium. Do not park out by the Minor League complex if you don't feel like walking. Pay the extra $5 and park near the main entrance to Ed Smith.
The beaches at Siesta Key are the best I've ever been too. Very fine, almost powdery sand. There's this bar on Lido Key, I forget the name of it, but it's on the traffic circle that John Ringling Blvd runs into...they have awesome Cuban sandwiches.
Burn down the disco. Hang the blessed DJ. Because the music that he constantly plays, it says nothing to me about my life.