I stumbled across this story from the Vero Beach paper about the old Dodgertown facility in Vero Beach and thought I’d pass it along. It’s sad to hear that punks are breaking into this now empty landmark and stealing some of the mementos the Dodgers left behind.
Baird said the Dodgers left behind all the equipment in the team’s weight-training room and even the liquor in a bar.
“They’ve got Cuban rum you can’t find in this country,” Baird said.
Ok, now I get why the Dodgers left the replica street signs behind (after taking the originals), but why didn’t they take the Cuban rum, for freakin’ sake? You’d think that at the very least Andruw Jones would’ve wanted to try and drink away his troubles that began in Spring Training.
In all seriousness, I do hope that the county will get its act together and designate Dodgertown as a historical landmark – it certainly deserves it.