This evening I am writing from my hotel room in Visalia California. The heartland of California! The Central Valley does not get much more Central than this. When I checked into the the hotel, they gave me a small bag with pretzels, cookies and bottled water, as well as a ticket to the the local minor league baseball club. The locals were losing the game, pretty badly.
Tonight I am grateful for free baseball tickets. It really is a fun sport to watch, and all of these players are trying to make it to the bigs.