As you all know, tomorrow truly marks the end of an era with what will be the final game at legendary Al Lang Field. Named after St. Petersburg baseball grandfather Al Lang who helped begin the tradition of spring training baseball in St. Pete, countless teams have called Al Lang home, from the Philadelphia Nationals in 1916-1921, Boston Braves from 1922-1924, St. Louis Cardinals from 1938-1997, to Babe Ruth and the Yankees from 1925-1937 and finally the Rays from their inaugural 1998 year.
It's genuinely depressing to me to see this staple of Florida baseball come to an end, and I know some of you must have some great memories about the place I'd love to hear. I'll be attending tomorrow, so I'll probably make a post and possibly have some pictures to share.
See you at the game.