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Woody Held

O’s vs Pirates. 2/28

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Diaz makes his spring debut, Velazquez gets a chance to show his versatility, and Mountcastle plays a little 3rd base.  

If you like good beer, I would strongly recommend you visit Darwin's brewing after the game.   It's right across the street from the 1st base entrance to the ballpark, closer than Pickles is to Camden Yards.  

Web site says they open at 4 but last time I went to a game in Bradenton the game ended around 3:30 and they were already open.   They make a wide range of fantastic beers of different styles, using Florida ingredients.   And they usually have a good food truck there too if you want something to eat.   Of the two dozen or so Florida breweries I have visited on my 2015, 2017, and 2019 spring traning / beer tours, Darwins is my absolute favorite.

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38 minutes ago, Woody Held said:

Smith lf

alberto 2B

Ruiz 3b

Mountcastle 3b
Sisco C

Diaz DH

Wilkerson Rf

Martin SS

Velasquez CF

Bailey P

That's wrong.   Mountcastle is at 1B.   We do not have 2 thirdbasemen.

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Pittsburgh announcers are pretty good iirc. Of course they've already mentioned '71 and '79... :mad:

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