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Possible End of an Era: Last Day at Fort Lauderdale Stadium? ... Richard Zednik: Masterton Nominee

PIC-0064 Enjoying what could me my last day off for a while, and doing it at one of my all-time favorite places: Fort Lauderdale Stadium.

The Orioles have made this little gem of a park their spring home since 1996. I can't tell you how many games I've attended to over the years, from the Yankees to the Baby Yanks to high schools to the O's.

Heck, I even went to about 20 Fort Lauderdale Red Sox games that one year they were here.

I just hope today isn't my last game here at this park.

But I think it just may be.

Miami-stadium  Pompano South Florida is probably losing another tradition, that being spring training baseball. Used to have three teams train in Dade/Broward, but those days are long gone.

Just going to enjoy this day.

If this is it, this is it.

If it is, it's a damn shame.

-- Yes, that's Mickey Mantle in Fort Lauderdale. Doesn't look much different today than it did then.

Mantleftlaud As I said before: Damn.

-- Nothing exciting at Panthers camp today. Big news is that Richard Zednik is the Florida candidate for the Masterton Trophy.

Check out my story here.

-- Marlins lead the Orioles 4-1 in the bottom of the third. John 'Ponch' Baker and Hanley Ramirez had back-to-back doubles with Jorge Cantu homering to left-center. Game is on 790 The Ticket if you want to listen.

-- Even though some people don't think I like hockey, I was listening to the end of the Buffalo-Atlanta game on my way home. The ATL gets the overtime win and the Sabres are left gasping for postseason air.

Oriolescard And the Atlanta radio guy working the postgame show came thisclose to calling the Canadiens the Montreal Expos.

Hey, we've all been there.