Semana Santa has come and gone, so now we’re in the long stretch leading up to the start of the Dominican Summer League in June and beyond. Some of the players have left for Tampa and more will be leaving next week, and new players will be arriving around April 1st. Not that many have left, so my class sizes are still fairly large. Most of the guys that are here now will stay here throughout the summer.

Opening Day of the 2008 baseball season is just a few days away and the excitement is picking up. In recent days, some of the players have been watching the final Yankee exhibition games on TV in the afternoon, and I’ve had to play the bad guy, asking them to turn the set off and leave the rec room because English class was beginning.

I’m curious to see whether or not the high school players will be here this Saturday. They didn’t play last week because of the holiday, but there are still some Gatorade signs pinned to the center field fence of one of the fields, signs that were put up when they first started playing a few weekends ago. I’ll try to get some more photos of the games if the teams are here.

There’s really not too much going on right now, but I’ll have more later.