Marlin Maniac RTD 2/22: Marlins Spring Training Kickoff
Favorite Spring Training Memory That You Have?
Sean Millerick: Well, easy answer would be catching a ball from a player as the Marlins ran off the field after the inning. Still hasn’t happened for me, foul ball or otherwise, across well over a hundred regular and postseason chances. But getting Miguel Cabrera’s autograph in 2004, albeit faintly and on a program, ranks pretty high for me on the Spring memory scale.
David Marcillo: I went to a Spring Training game on a weekday a looooong time ago when I still lived in Miami. Took a day off work and drove up to Jupiter to watch the Marlins and the Cardinals. Brian Moehler was starting and pitched incredibly well. I had no idea who Brian Moehler was, but I was far enough away to not be able to see facial details, so I thought, “hey, this kid is going to be great” Got home and looked up this “Brian Moehler kid” only to realize he was a veteran 33-year-old journeyman pitcher. He made the team though, and pitched decently that season.
Seth Moed: I went to a ton of Marlins regular season games growing up in South Florida as a kid, but only went to one Spring Training game when I was older – nothing too memorable happened. I’ve always loved the feel of Spring Training though, when your expectations are at their highest point. You never know in baseball, when truly any team has a chance to start the season hot.
Eric Quinones: My favorite Spring Training moments are going to Roger Dean stadium with my dad, my brother, and a friend to eat some hotdogs and drink adult beverages while watching some baseball. I would love to eventually get an autograph from Giancarlo Stanton and Christian Yelich, but just being able to watch some baseball with some of my family members is always a great time for me.