(Please be aware that local circumstances could require modifications to the program schedule. We will always endeavor to notify you as soon as possible if any changes are required.)Dinner: Dinner in the Continuing Education Conference Center Dining Hall.
Enjoy a variety of appealing food and refreshments in a pleasant setting. Healthy options are available at every meal.Evening: Time on your own to enjoy the pools, views, and other amenities of the hotel continue to get to know your fellow participants, or rest from your travels
PLEASE NOTE, DUE TO THE NATURE OF OUR INSTRUCTORS' SCHEDULES, THIS PROGRAM MAY NOT BE COMPLETE UNTIL THE WEEK BEFORE THE ACTUAL PROGRAM DATE OF 3/18/12 PROGRAM. PLEASE CHECK ON UPDATES.
Lodging: Magnuson Hotel Marina CoveMeals Included: Dinner
Mike is a Professor of Law teaching courses in Civil Procedure, Remedies, Complex Litigation, Constitutional Law I, the Federal Courts and the Federal System, and Veterans' Benefits Law at Stetson Law School in Gulfport Florida. In addition, he supervises Stetson's internship programs at the Florida Supreme Court, the Florida Second District Court of Appeal, the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.
During his time at Stetson, Professor Allen has received the University level award for Excellence in Teaching, the Award for Excellence in Professionalism and Career Development presented by the Stetson College of Law Student Bar Association, been twice named the Best All Around Professor, and five times been awarded the Golden Apple Achievement Award for teaching.
A brief refreshment break between classes.
Our esteemed Eckerd College baseball coach, Bill Mathews, will walk you through team strategy, roster lineups and how to use a scorecard. Coach Mathews is the Tampa Bay Rays official MLB game scorecard keeper and had the honor of scoring during the 2008 playoffs and World Series at Tropicana Field. Coach will explain what constitutes an "error" and how he makes on the spot decisions during a game.
Lunch: Boxed lunch on the busAfternoon: Board our Eckerd College coach to head to Brighthouse Networks Field in Clearwater.
Spring Training game between the Atlanta Braves and the Philadelphia Phillies.
We'll head back to campus after the game
Dinner: CEC Dining HallEvening: Movie NightLodging: Magnuson Hotel Marina CoveMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
On the bus we will be joined by Peter Golenbock, one of America's best-known sports authors. He has written some of the best selling sports books of the last thirty years including THE BRONX ZOO, and GEORGE (unauthorized biography of George Steinbrenner). Peter will share stories of his friendships and experiences with the legendary New York Yankee baseball players and owner as well as anecdotes about other major league teams and players.
We will also be eating at the ballpark and return to campus after the game.Lunch: For a full flavor of baseball fare, vouchers for a hot dog, chips and drink will be our lunch in the open-aired park.Afternoon: Spring Training GameDinner: Dinner at the CEC Dining RoomEvening: Lecture - TBDLodging: Magnuson Hotel Marina CoveMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Take a short refeshment break between classes
Then listen to Coach as he delves into the Ehics in BaseballLunch: Lunch at the CECAfternoon: Depart for a field trip to the St. Petersburg Museum of History. Pinellas County's oldest museum was founded in 1920 as the St. Petersburg Memorial Historical Society. Through the determination and effort of Mary Wheeler Eaton and others, the Society began collecting artifacts, natural history specimens, archival documents, photographs, papers, and "boxes of unknown treasures that were just dropped on our doorstep during the night."
In 1922, the Society became incorporated and the city of St. Petersburg provided the use of an old aquarium building (located on the same site as today's Museum) for the public display of the Museum's collections.
While at the museum, you will learn about the History of Spring Training from Bob Guckenberger.
When BOB GUCKENBERGER was growing up in New York City, his father converted a checkers board to a baseball field with bases, home plate etc. He labeled all the Yankees players on the checkers pieces and as they listened to the game together, Bob would move the pieces around the bases or into the field in the visitors half of the inning. As he grew older, a transistor radio (remember those?) would be smuggled under his pillow for games that lasted past bedtime.
The passion never waned. Bob received a Masters Degree in Business and worked for advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather in New York writing Mercedes-Benz ads and commercials. Another of his passions is automobiles. When the 3 hour-a-day commute became unbearable, Bob set out for his dream location, Florida. He became Creative Director for the largest agency in the state and eventually owned his own advertising agency.
Bob has been on the Board of the St. Petersburg Museum of History for over 25 years and has had a hand in 3 baseball exhibits. He worked closely with the city to bring a major league team here, including creating a campaign that sold 22,697 season ticket reservations. You could easily say baseball is his passion.
Dinner: Dinner at CEC Dining HallEvening: Enjoy an evening of musical entertainment by local favorite, Jason Fortner.
Jason has a varied background in theatre, the performing arts and corporate events. As Creative Director of Wizard Studios International, he designs themed events and corporate shows worldwide, including recent extravaganzas in Italy, Spain, England, Mexico and Canada.
Additionally, Jason is well-known as a Director and Choreographer of Musical Theatre projects throughout the southeast, as well as his work as a playwright and lyricist for many years.
His love of all things theatrical has fueled Jason’s passion of collecting entertainment and musical theater memorabilia, amassing quite a large personal library of rare scripts, recordings, and videos.
Lodging: Magnuson Hotel Marina CoveMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Fans can view an array of different artifacts and pictures of the "Greatest hitter that ever lived." These memorable displays range from Ted Williams' days in the military through his professional playing career.
This museum is dedicated to some of the greatest players to ever "lace 'em up," And even the diehard Yankees fans will have plenty to gobble up their attention as they are drawn from one case to the next.
There is an M & M tribute wall dedicated to Yankee greats Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle. But what would a Hitters Hall of Fame be without the likes of Babe Ruth, Reggie Jackson, Don Mattingly, Wade Boggs, and George Brett? All have their own displays. See the famous Babe Ruth baseball signed for Ted Williams. The recently recovered ball was stolen 27 years ago and will be on display for the first time ever, thanks to Ted's daughter Claudia, who has decided to put the ball on permanent display at the museum.Lunch: CEC Dining Hall
The program concludes with lunch today. We hope you had a great time during our baseball week!Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch