Let's just get right down to business. The current temperature in Viera, Fla. is 74 degrees and articles are popping up in all the local papers about Spring Training and spring break.
Since I am a 41-year-old happily married man with four great kids, you will get the diary from Spring Training. My wife does not allow me near the beaches this time of year.
My name is Alan Zlotorzynski and I am one of three featured writers for the Washington Capitals here on the Bleacher Report. I am fortunate and blessed to live less than five miles from the Washington Nationals' Spring Training complex in Viera, Fla.
Since the Bleacher Report has established itself as the No. 1 Web site for the voice of the fan, I am going to keep a Nationals Spring Training diary. I promise to deliver stories that one can only get from being less than five feet from their favorite Nationals on a daily basis during the spring.
I will take great photos and I am working on some interviews with some of the players that will be an integral part of Washington’s 2011 season.
I am currently trying to get credentialed (hint...hint...Bleacher Report) and will work almost daily to capture the best of the 2011 Washington Nationals before they head north in April.
If you have anything specific that you would like to read or see in a photo, please feel free to send me an e-mail.
Check back tomorrow for my first report from Spring Training.