WINTER HAVEN - In one of the final promotions the Cleveland Indians will do during Florida spring training, the Panthers' Bill Murphy chips a golf ball into a hula-hoop to win a free round of golf in Bartow.
Second place was two rounds of golf in Bartow.
Ended up having a great time watching the Indians take down the visitors from Disney's Wide World of Sports, with Cleveland taking a no-hitter into the seventh. Then Jorge Julio came on to pitch, and well, you can just guess what happened to the no-no.
Special thanks to Boog Sciambi who hooked us up with some sweet tickets, and a special thanks to the good people of Winter Haven who have been so hospitable to baseball fans all these years.
The Indians wrap up their Florida Fling on Thursday, playing host to the 'Devil' Rays. Next spring, the Tribe moves into a complex in aptly named Goodyear, Arizona. Good for you Arizona, spending money to get baseball to your towns. Soon you may have all of them.
At least leave the Orioles. Thanks.