Life in Viera: Boring
The highlight of my first two days in Viera has likely been my morning golf cart rides with Manny Acta from stadium to practice fields. On today's trip, I was grilled about why I'm a vegetarian, how I get protein in my diet, and how it's possible to be a vegetarian with high cholesterol. (The answer: pizza.) This eventually led to Acta and his coaches talking about the various places to get fine South American food in Central Florida, complete with a discussion of some sort of Colombian (?) delicacy involving fried pork skins, whose juices literally splash all over your face when you take a bite. And also Ted Williams's swing, which is Acta's favorite swing of all time.
But those conversations aren't what draw people to set up their homes in Viera. In this video, Viera residents Jason Bergmann, Matt Chico and Shaun Hill discuss the peculiar charms of the Nats' Spring Training home. Somehow Thai Paradise never came up.
By the way, blog icon Dmitri Young made an appearance this morning, strolling through the clubhouse with one of the better baseball goatees you'll ever see and fist-bumping various teammates. Did he discuss his beard? He did not.
"Not talking this year," he told the media crowd. "I'll say 'Hi' to you guys," he added, with good humor.
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