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Baseball fever in the Senate



Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson and three other baseball greats including Jim Palmer, Rick Dempsey and Tino Martinez celebrated spring training in Florida with a visit to the Senate floor this morning. Sports fan Gov. Charlie Crist was in the chamber, and before session Majority leader Dan Webster had his baseball and sharpie ready for signatures.

Players The players later met in Crist's office (left to right: Jackson, Crist, Dempsey and Palmer, a Palm Beach County resident). 

"It's great to know baseball continues in the state of Florida," said Sen. Mike Fasano.

Also in the Capitol today: NFL great Jim Brown.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 1:20pm]


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