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The Travel Well – Spring Training Opens

February 17, 2016

(As always, comments are appreciated. Partners on this venture are always welcomed. So, contact me with whatever.)

This week, Spring Training starts this week with pitchers and catchers reporting over the next week. Many cities in Florida and Arizona will be buzzing with optimism. I’m a Cubs fan. Therefore, I always have to be optimistic. Places such as Surprise, Glendale, Jupiter, and Lakeland will be the temporary home of many teams, and their families and fans. You can catch a game Detroit Tigers game at Joker Marchant Stadium (great stadium name).

So, much goes into this. Many families flock to these places to get a more casual experience of seeing their favorite teams and playoffs. So, if you are going, bring the sunblock and you or your child’s favorite baseball, bat, and glove to get the autograph’s of Mike Trout, Bryce Harper or Jake Arrieta.

 

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Links to check out regarding Spring Training:

 

  1. http://mlb.mlb.com/springtraining
  2. http://www.familyvacationcritic.com/spring-training-family-vacations/art/
  3. http://www.baseballpilgrimages.com/spring-training-guides.html

 

Links about traveling and tickets for Spring Training

  1. http://mlb.mlb.com/spring_training/tours.jsp
  2. http://www.cactusleague.com/tickets-stadiums.php

 

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Not-so-random quotes about Spring Training:

  1. People who write about spring training not being necessary have never tried to throw a baseball. – Sandy Koufax
  2. A young ballplayer looks on his first spring training trip as a stage struck young woman regards the theater. – Christy Mathewson
  3. The highlight of my career? In ’67 with St. Louis, I walked with the bases loaded to drive in the winning run in an inter-squad game in spring training. – Bob Uecker

 

Enjoy, if you are going. Otherwise, get ready for the start of the 2016 baseball season.

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