Photos from my Dominican Republic venture
Sorry about the lack of blog posts as Mariners camp opened the last two days, but I was in the Dominican Republic to write about the opening of the club’s new baseball academy there. I’ll file regular camp news and updates on the blog from now through the rest of spring, but I just got back Thursday night from the Dominican and wanted to post some photos from my trek.
You can catch all the camp news from Thursday on Mariners.com, with my MLB.com colleague Barry Bloom capably filling in on the busy day. I also have my report on the Dominican academy posted here. It really is an impressive facility and should be a huge boost to the Mariners’ profile in that baseball hotbed.
Here are some pics I shot:
No baseball here, I just liked this shot I got on the beach at Santo Domingo, which is where we spent the night in a hotel on the water front. Would have loved to have more time to spend enjoying the sites, but was a quick down-and-back venture and now it’s time to focus on Spring Training!
You can see more (and better) picture of the academy on this photo gallery by Ben Van Houten, who is a real photographer that works for the Mariners. It’s worth checking out.