The old yard, all spruced up

Actually, I haven’t been down on the field-level concourse yet to see how much wider it is. But from the press box, I can see what they have done to the bullpens. There are trees out there. Or are the hedges? Not sure, but it’s some kind of foliage, which will no doubt make the relievers feel outdoorsy as they warm up to come into the game in key situations. What I’m really looking forward to is seeing what the new lights look like when it gets dark tonight. Supposedly, the place is going to be twice as bright, or at least that’s what Frank told us at dinner one night in Vero Beach. … No news so far today. Jeff Kent is supposed to take BP in a simulated game at 3:30. It’s now 3:47, so they can start anytime.