It's always sad to leave spring training for the week I'm here, but it's mixed with the pleasant knowledge that we're soon to start with the regular season. As tuneups go, this one was a goody whose principle value came in yet another Kendry Morales home run (in the seventh off David Riske), and a strong five-inning performance by Nick Adenhart (1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO). Unfortunately, a 10th-inning defensive flub on Carlos Corporan's by right fielder Drew Toussaint (that astonishingly didn't get charged as an error) turned a routine single into a triple, and effectively ended the game with a triple (the Angels got the run back in the next frame, but no more).
But what I really wanted to talk about here was the traffic. Again. At the entrance to Tempe Diablo, before and after the game, stood two cops, one motorcycle officer watching traffic, and another operating the switch to force a green light as needed. Consequently, getting in and out of the park was much more pleasant. Take a lesson, Frank.
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