St. Pete Recap
A new place to play next winter
The long trip back to the snow
Well the first event of the season has been wrapped up and it was a great time in the Florida sun for 3 days in St. Petersburg. Congratulations go to the Long Island Braves who won the tournament with a 6 and 1 record. The Houston Bandits also finished with the same record but lost out to the Braves in their head to head battle.
Thanks to all the managers for recruiting and organizing. We also want to thank Budgie Clark and his ground crew for doing a great job all weekend, especially after a soaking rain the day before really flooded the fields. They got them ready to go on Friday morning. Thanks Budgie!
Having to travel to Palm Beach to drop off the trailer for our event in April, I was able to zip down the west coast of Florida and make a few stops in Sarasota and Ft. Myers before sliding over to east coast.
We met with the Orioles at their facility in Sarasota at Twin Lakes. It has 5 beautiful fields, state of the art clubhouse, lunch area, meeting rooms and brand new batting tunnels. We have agreed on price and we are waiting to get the dates for next winter’s event. It should happen the first or second weekend in February 2016.
I will always continue to look for the best facilities for our clients and I am certain they will love this complex. There also could be a games played across town in Ed Smith Stadium. We should have the dates in 2 weeks.
While I was in St. Pete an old friend of PATP sent a text and asked that we stop by and say hello. Our friend John Coyne who some of you will remember from Fenway is the visitors clubbie there. We stopped by for a quick glance at the best complex I have ever seen. (Why don’t you have an event there Greenie?….I’m working on it) Enjoy the pictures….
We have a little business in Miami today then the long trip back home to the frigid northeast and snow….Big Mike is in no rush to get back and neither am I, but we’ll be on the road tomorrow for the trek on I95….
Keep in touch, stay warm and we’ll see you in Palm Beach in 2 months….Again thanks to all who joined us in St. Pete.
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