We just turned the clocks back, and I don't know about you, but I'm already tired of it being dark at 4:30 in the afternoon. The fact that today's high temperature is 37 degrees doesn't help, either. I often gripe about companies looking too far ahead and being in a rush for the next big holiday while the current one still hasn't happened yet. (It should be illegal to have Christmas sales before Thanksgiving.) However, I'm going to make an exception here and tell you that I'm already looking past the oncoming winter to focus on spring, specifically, spring training.
The Boston Red Sox just announced that 2020 spring training tickets will go on sale on December 7. You can buy them at the JetBlue Park box office or the team's website, starting at 10:00 in the morning that day. I've already made a note to talk to my dad about when we should go (see the schedule here.) Of course, there will be all sorts of questions about the 2020 team and whether or not they made any big moves in the off-season. My main hope is that Mookie Betts is still there, and that maybe new boss Chaim Bloom will find a way to make some changes to the starting rotation. It will be good to officially put the disappointing 2019 season in the rear view and start a new story, and doing it in warm weather is always a plus.
Fort Myers is also a fun little area when you're not at a Sox game. The Minnesota Twins play right down the street, and there are some great beaches relatively close by. There aren't many great food options in the immediate vicinity, but hey, a few days of living on bar and diner food isn't the worst way to spend a vacation. We'll probably go at some point in March, and even though that's five months from now, it already makes me feel better to know that there will be a light at the end of the tunnel as we deal with the approaching nonsense that is winter in New England.
We'll be in Fort Myers for spring training in 2020. Will Mookie? (pic via nbcsports.com)