Saturday, February 18, 2012
The bags are packed. The household chores have been (mostly) taken care of. Mrs. Z and Baby Z have been assured all will be fine in my absence.
It's time to head down to Viera. It's time for baseball.
This will be my eighth spring covering the Nationals -- how did that happen? -- and it promises to be the most anticipated and intriguing camp since the franchise arrived in town. As always, I'll do my best to bring it all to you via a multitude of platforms: Nats Insider, CSNwashington.com, Comcast SportsNet, Twitter, ESPN-980.
My itinerary for the spring, as assigned by CSN: Flying to Orlando this afternoon, then making the short drive east to Viera. I'll be on-site at Space Coast Stadium tomorrow morning as pitchers and catchers officially report (though nearly all of them, plus several position players, have already arrived early). I'll have complete coverage of the daily workouts and then the first wave of Grapefruit League games through March 6, then I'll return March 20 for the final two weeks of camp.
I'll be out of the loop the rest of the day while en route, but in the meantime here's another video segment from CSN where Kelli Johnson and I discuss the Nationals' rotation from Stephen Strasburg at the top to the logjam at the bottom.
Talk to you tomorrow morning from Viera...
Posted by Mark Zuckerman at 1:31 PM