The Braves may soon have a new spring training home.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Monday that the team has reached an agreement on key issues with Sarasota County, Fla., to build a new facility. It could be ready by 2019.
Profoundly important in Jameis’ upbringing, she was unable to travel when her grandson was being taken first overall in the 2015 NFL Draft. Instead of walking across the big stage with all the lights, Winston stayed home to watch with his beloved grandmother.
Her Type 2 diabetes didn’t allow her to travel, which is why Winston wanted to be selected by a team that played near Alabama. The NFC South was the best bet. Then, Myrtle would be just 2 1/2 hours from Atlanta and less than five from New Orleans.
I have a true passion for her, Winston said. I have a true passion for those kids that battle a disease that we haven’t found a cure for yet.
One of Jameis, and likely Myrtle’s, fondest recent memories was when Myrtle got to witness live Jameis’ first NFL win Week 2 of the 2015 NFL season inside the Superdome in New Orleans.
My grandma never came to my college games, so that was amazing to see her out there. To see her out there on the sideline before the game, I was pumped up, Winston said.