In honor of going to a Twins game tonight, I thought I’d post a couple of photos from my family’s trip to Ft. Meyers, Fla., for Twins spring training in 1988.
This was the year after the Twins won the World Series, so excitement surrounding the team was high. My dad always liked baseball, but 1987 made my mom and I baseball fans, too.
This was my first trip on an airplane. I was 13 years old.
Things have changed a bit for the sport since 1988! Fancy new stadiums, crazy player salaries, big-time baseball celebrities, etc. Can you even get autographs like this at spring training anymore? They probably corral fans into a separate area and make them pay $5 for the honor!