Since there is a racetrack with a poker room near the Orioles' training facility, and there soon will be table games in the Maryland casinos, this spring seemed like a good time to get back in card-playing shape.
So, I stopped by the Sarasota Kennel Club a couple of times over the past week to play Texas hold 'em.
Maybe I should point out that there was a time when I was a pretty fair card player back in California, where there have been big poker casinos for decades.
That time apparently has passed, considering the number of senior citizens who turned me upside down and shook the money out of my pockets.
Anybody for gin?