Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

Fan of the Day

Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

Fan of the Day

Article excerpt

Father and daughter touring Florida

to see spring training sites and sounds

BRADENTON -- Scott and Emily Davis, father-and-daughter

baseball fans from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania,

dropped by Pirate City on a cloudy afternoon.

He had some business in Florida that turned into a tour

of spring training sites. She became his 12-year-old travel-ing

companion.

"She's a huge fan," Davis explains, "so I said, 'Why don't

you skip school and see some spring training?' "

Emily, 12, is tall for her age, at 5-foot-7. She plays

pitcher and first base on her local softball teams.

Her dad grew up rooting for the Phillies, but has become

more of a Pirate fan.

"Harrisburg is in the center of the state -- two hours to

Philly and two hours to Pittsburgh," he says. …

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