You might have noticed that baseball' spring training is underway and there has been no Tour de Spring Training rides in 2009 like there were in 2008. I might bike to a ballpark in Dunedin -- like today -- or in Clearwater. But I don't envision actually attending games. It was a critical mass of hearing that the baseball commissioner -- a former used car salesman by the name of Bud Selig -- makes $18 million a year annually and all the drug-induced home run numbers that were executed by players high on performance-enhancing substances. It's just not the same game I remember when I was a kid and got to know the game.
Alas, there are still bicyclists who pedal to spring games. And at Dunedin's simple and understated ball yard, I was impressed with all the bicycle that were locked up outside, including many that showed off an array of handlebar baskets. Let's take a look.
Check out this classic basket.
This coaster bike has a roomy basket and a horn to boot.
The bike had mix and match front and rear metal container cages.
This modern black basket cage is a beauty.
The oldest bike in the row had this classic front basket.