Today’s Wall Street Journal piece …

… is on Fort Lauderdale Stadium, and the land where baseball died.

6 thoughts on “Today’s Wall Street Journal piece …”

  1. I first went to this stadium when I was 11 years old in 1996. My grandparents lived in Ft. Lauderdale and my dad and I went to watch the Orioles get ready for the season. I was a big Yankee fan and showed up in a Yankee hat and the local news interviewed me about the Yanks’ departure that spring. Even though the Yanks were gone, baseball was still there – and it was a great, relaxing place to watch a game. I met countless players and coaches there, got countless autographs there, and got blown off by Bobby Bonilla there. But most importantly, I have fond memories of that stadium and of watching some good baseball with my family. Thanks for the article Jeff.

  2. As my dad reminds me, Bonilla said, “Cal will be here in a couple days and he’ll sign for you.” Really a classy guy, that Bobby.

  3. Embarrassingly enough, I didn’t realize the Yankees trained there for over 30 years. Of course, I picked the “strike year” to move to Florida (1994) and didn’t have much interest in spring training. (And still don’t have a lot of interest. Live in Port St. Lucie, don’t really care to see the Mets. I’ve probably seen more games in Vero, Jupiter, Kissimmee, and Disney. Weird.) I couldn’t understand how the Orioles were there, so far from the other Florida cities to play the games…. now I get it. Great article, Jeff.

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