Spring training is just about one month away and this is what the Grapefruit League home of the Baltimore Orioles looks like. The number of workers at the Ed Smith Stadium construction site has increased dramatically over the past couple of weeks and you can see why. They still have a lot of work to do! But, the stadium is looking fantastic. Really top notch. A few years ago, this seemed unlikely -- having a newly renovated stadium and a new baseball team. A referendum to build a stadium was rejected by voters. The Cincinnati Reds left Sarasota. Sarasota wooed the Red Sox, only to be snubbed for Ft. Myers. Then, along came the Baltimore Orioles and a deal was struck to reconstruct the current stadium using a tourist tax. Lawsuits ensued including an appeal to the Florida State Supreme Court. Just last month, bald eagles nested in right field...and were moved. And now the pressure is on to finish before game time. Whew! Can't wait to post a game photo. Click here to see more about Ed Smith Stadium.