Things have gone according to the itinerary today, as we arrived at the airport at 9:30 in Denver and were in the air at 10. The highlight of the flight was a fantasy baseball draft led by Owen Nolan. Hanley Ramirez was the first pick, Albert Pujols went second and Team Sickman/Stanzel selected David Wright third overall. Somehow the entire draft was complete before practice started.
We were welcomed to Dallas by lots and lots of rain ... not what we were hoping for. The team went straight to American Airlines Center for practice after we landed, and the everyone is on the ice for practice today, including Derek Boogaard and Marian Gaborik. Here are the forward practice lines: