Burgos: El Profe: Examining the pages of my own baseball history

From SABR member Adrian Burgos Jr. at La Vida Baseball on August 18, 2017:

The marks of history are all around us. We carry them with us. The artifacts of our travels and encounters, they are also in the symbols and memories we hold dear.

I was reminded of this when I headed south to Florida for the first time in decades to cover spring training for La Vida Baseball. Childhood memories rushed over me: my family heading to Fort Lauderdale Stadium — better known as Little Yankee Stadium — car rides to West Palm Beach to see the Atlanta Braves and Montreal Expos. Meeting Gary Carter, who gave a dozen kids a free catching clinic. Having Tim Raines sign a baseball card for me as he walked between Municipal Stadium and the practice fields.

And here I was again in West Palm Beach, at a sparkling new complex serving as the spring training home for the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals. Our task was interviewing a few key Latino players on the Astros: José Altuve, Carlos Correa and Carlos Beltrán. This time I was on the field — as a member of the media.

Read the full article here: https://www.lavidabaseball.com/el-profe-notebook-scanning-pages-history/

Originally published: August 18, 2017. Last Updated: August 18, 2017.