Dominican Republic 12.14.06
The Dodgers Dominican Baseball Academy, called Campo Las Palmas, is quite a sight. It reminds me of many of the facilities you run across during Spring Training in Arizona or Florida, albeit without all the bells and whistles afforded to a brand new set of buidlings. It feels like a resort but the look — baseball fields, dorms, dining area, batting cages, administration offices — is all baseball. Everybody tells me other clubs patterned their Dominican academies after the Dodgers and after taking a look around, I can see why. Think Dodgertown in Latin America and you have Campo Las Palmas.