# Sunday, 21 February 2010
I have officially come out of retirement!  I did some Spring Training graphing for the first time since 2004.  I'm taking some time off to attend some Twins spring training workouts in Fort Myers, as well as some Astros workouts in Kissimmee.  My main objectives for those two camps are Jim Thome, Carlos Lee, and Britt Burns.  Other former Sox in camp for those teams include Jon Rauch, Matt Guerrier, Geoff Blum, and Jason Bourgeois. 

At the last minute, I decided to do some graphing today.  I went to the Disney Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando, FL to catch an Atlanta Braves pitchers and catchers workout.  I was hoping to see an early Chipper Jones appearance.  To that end, I was disappointed.

The Braves are still the only team that I'm aware of that charges admission for workouts.  I'm sure that is more of a Disney thing than a Braves thing, but it is still pretty annoying.  Let's see what I got for my $13.50.

Derek Lowe - 1/2
Nate McClouth - 2/2
Billy Wagner - 1/2
Takashi Saito - 2/2
Tommy Hanson - 1/1
Jordan Schafer - 2/2
Eddie Perez - 2/2
Roger McDowell - 1/1





I'm not sure why older Fleer cards always scan like that.  The McDowell looks perfectly normal, nothing like the picture above shows.

Nothing too exciting, though getting Derek Lowe was a pleasant surprise.  I was disappointed to see LOTS of people handing Takashi Saito Kenshin Kawakami items.  THEY LOOK NOTHING ALIKE.  To his credit, Saito took it well, always with a smile on his face.  At one point, he turned his back to the crowd, pointed at the name on the back of his jersey and said "I'm Saito!".

Brian McCann and Jair Jurrjens both signed, but I was in the wrong place at the wrong time.  Lots of other guys signed, but I didn't have anything for them.

Next up on my spring training agenda will be Astros camp on Wednesday and Thursday.  If you are going to be there, please let me know and we can meet up!

2010 Spring Training Totals - 12 cards