The second gig I had in this fantasy baseball business was going to spring training for ESPN.com and visiting a different camp or game each day, reporting on what I saw that might be of interest to fantasy players and baseball fans. It was a great job even though the pay was crap and my 1987 Honda Accord never won the dirtiest car in the lot contest, though it was always a contender.
In honor of Dmitri Young’s retirement, here is a link to the column from the first day I saw him play. Back in those dark ages there weren’t exhaustive prospect lists, and one of the great joys of spring training was experiencing guys at play for the first time. Dmitri was certainly at play.