Wilma KO's Shelley's Minor League Features

Minor League editor Bill Shelley was again in the path of a hurricane Monday as Wilma swept across the state of Florida with winds exceeding 100 mph, peeling off roofs and knocking out power to at least 3.2 million customers from Key West to Daytona Beach -- and that included Vero Beach.

Reached by cell phone, Shelley noted that damage seemed much less severe than previous storms that scattered signs, awnings, fences, billboards, roofs, pool screens, street lights and electrical lines everywhere.

Dodger minor league field director Terry Collins shut down the instructional league a couple of days early so that they players had ample time to get transportation out of central Florida.

It was the eighth hurricane to strike Florida in 15 months and the Shelley's -- Bill and his wife Carolyn who takes photographs for this site -- said that they have had just about enough, thank you very much.

Bill said he will investigate to see if Dodgertown suffered any damage, and as soon as the City of Vero Beach gets power restored, perhaps by Friday, he will again provide his special minor league features.