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Posted: February 21

Florida Spring Training Upcoming Broadcatsts

If you can't make it to the game in person, fear not, there's plenty of Florida Grapefruit League opening weekend action on television this weekend to keep baseball fans happy.

MLB Network has games broadcast live and at various times throughout the day and night beginning Saturday, February 22.  The schedule for this weekend includes:

Saturday, February 22 @ 1:00 p.m. - Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees (Live)
Saturday, February 22 @ 6:00 p.m. - Washington Nationals vs. Houston Astros (Live)
Sunday, February 23 @ 6:00 a.m. - Baltimore Orioles vs. Atlanta Braves (from 2/22)
Sunday, February 23 @ 9:00 a.m. - Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox (from 2/22)
Sunday, February 23 @ 1:00 p.m. - New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays (Live)
Sunday, February 28 @ 8:00 p.m. - St. Louis Cardinals vs. New York Mets (from earlier 2/23)

Check MLB listings at https://www.mlb.com/network/shows/spring-training-games for more broadcasts live and pre-recorded.

The Atlanta Braves will have several games on Fox Sports South and Fox Sports Southeast beginning this weekend.

Saturday, February 22 @1:05 p.m. - Baltimore Orioles at Atlanta Braves – FSSE
Saturday, February 23 @ 1:05 p.m. - Detroit Tigers at Atlanta Braves – FSSE
Wednesday, March 11 @ 1:05 p.m. - Atlanta Braves at Minnesota Twins – FSSO
Sunday, March 15 @ 1:05 p.m. - Atlanta Braves at Minnesota Twins – FSSE
Monday, March 16 @ 1:05 p.m. - Atlanta Braves at Tampa Bay Rays  – FSSO
Thursday, March 19 @ 1:05 p.m. - Atlanta Braves at St. Louis Cardinals – FSSE
Sunday, March 22 @ 1:05 p.m. - Toronto Blue Jays at Atlanta Braves – FSSE
Monday, March 23 @ 1:05 p.m. - Boston Red Sox at Atlanta Braves – FSSO

Fans of the Detroit Tigers can see games on Fox Sports Detroit

Sunday, February 23 @ 1:05 p.m. – Tigers vs. Atlanta Braves, North Port
Friday, February 28 @ 1:05 p.m. - Toronto Blue Jays vs. Tigers, Lakeland
Tuesday, March 3, @ 1:05 p.m. - Tigers vs. Minnesota Twins, Fort Myers
Wednesday, March 4 @ 1:05 p.m. - Tigers vs. Boston Red Sox, Fort Myers
Thursday, March 5 @ 1:05 p.m. - New York Yankees vs. Tigers, Lakeland
Tuesday, March 10 @ 1:05 p.m. - Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Tigers, Lakeland
Friday, March 13, @ 6:35 p.m. -  Tigers vs. New York Yankees, Tampa
Tuesday, March 17 @ 1:05 p.m. - New York Yankees vs. Tigers, Lakeland
Sunday, March 22 @ 1:05 p.m. - Tigers vs. New York Yankees, Tampa
Tuesday, March 24, @12:35 p.m. - Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Tigers, Lakeland
 
More to Come
 

Posted: February 19

Players To Watching During the 2020 Florida Spring Training Season

One of the biggest boasts for a baseball fan during the regular season is to point out a player having a big year and tell all of your friends, "I saw that guy in spring training and saw it coming."

You are instantly the envy of your friends and they will be asking all kinds of questions about your Florida Spring Training experience.

The following players, for all 15 Florida Grapefruit Legaue teams are due for breakout seasons, according to mlb.com.  All have four seasons or less of MLB experience and fit into their team's plan for the future.

This is one of the joys of Spring Training Baseball, Besides seeing the established stars of each team, fans are treated to an up-close and personal look at the stars of the future. 

Be sure to purchase a program, upon entering the stadium, to know all of the players with numbers stretching from 1 to 91.

Atlanta Braves
Mike Soroka, RHP: He made his big splash last year, and now the restrictions are off. Can he be an old-school Atlanta ace?
2019 Season – Made 29 starts and compiled a 13-4 record in 174 innings pitched.

Baltimore Orioles
John Means, LHP: OK, maybe “superstar” is too ambitious here. But Means was an All-Star in 2019, and he could be even better this year.
2019 Season – In 31 games, including 27 starts, had a 12-11 record with a 3.60 ERA.

Boston Red Sox -- Andrew Benintendi, LF: He’s been more “good” than “great” to this point in his career, but we know the talent is there. If the Red Sox are going to surprise folks in the post-Mookie Betts era, they’ll need Benintendi to find a new level.
2019 Season – Production dropped from previous two seasons, but played in 138 games with 13 HR, 68 RBI and .266 average.

Detroit Tigers
Casey Mize, RHP: He’s the best right-handed-pitching prospect in the game, and his first appearance with Detroit this year could be the most exciting moment of the Tigers' season.
2019 Season – Had 8-3 record in 21 starts with 2.55 ERA and 106 strikeouts in 109 IP,

Houston Astros
Kyle Tucker, RF: He’s been on top prospects list for so long he kind of feels like a bust, even though he’s just 23 years old and had a 30-30 season in the Minors last year.
2019 Season – After 34 HR and 97 RBI season in PCL, had 4 HR and 6 2B in 67 at bats.

Miami Marlins
Sandy Alcantara, RHP: He was an All-Star last year, but he proved durable in the second half, perhaps even more impressive and important.
2019 Season – Led the Marlins with 32 starts and 197 IP, with 6-14 record and 3.88 ERA.

Minnesota Twins
Byron Buxton, CF: If he can even play 140-plus games in a season, he has MVP potential. But will it happen before it’s too late?
2019 Season – Played only 87 games, and 28 in 2018, after 140 game season in 2017.

New York Mets
Amed Rosario, SS: His offense has improved every year since he made his debut, and his defense appears to be improving as well. Can he continue to keep taking it up a notch?
2019 Season – Career highs with 15 HR, 72 RBI, .287 avg, in 157 games and 616 AB.

New York Yankees
Gleyber Torres, SS: He already kind of made The Leap last year, but it seems like there is more to come. In fact, one projection system sees him hitting 40-plus homers in each of the next five years!
2019 Season – Hit 38 HR with 90 RBI in 144 games and 546 AB in only his second season.

Philadelphia Phillies
Scott Kingery, 3B: Last year was more like what the Phillies had in mind when they extended him before he played his first big league game. Can he make a proportionally larger jump in 2020?
2019 Season – Had 34 doubles, 19 HR and 15 SB in 458 at bats.

Pittsburgh Pirates
Mitch Keller, RHP: The Pirates might not have a ton to showcase this year, but Keller (65 strikeouts in 48 innings last year) will be a must-see every start.
2019 Season – Had the highest WHIP (1.83) of any Pirates pitcher with 10+ starts.

St. Louis Cardinals
Dylan Carlson, OF: The Cardinals believe their top prospect can show up from the Minors (perhaps early in the season) and solve much of their outfield problems. They better be right.
2019 Season – Combined to hit .292 with 26 HR in AA and AAA.

Tampa Bay Rays
Brendan McKay, LHP/DH: With top prospect Wander Franco maybe a year away, McKay could be the two-way player we’ve all been waiting for in 2020.
2019 Season – In 11 starts, had 56 strikeouts in 49 IP and hit a HR in 10 at bats.

Toronto Blue Jays
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.,3B: He didn’t take over the league instantly when he showed up last year. He may well have been saving that for this year.
2019 Season – In 123 games and 469 AB, had 15 HR, 69 RBI, .272 average and .338 OBP.

Washington Nationals
Victor Robles, CF: on He’s already among the best defensive center fielders in baseball, and there’s potential for more with the bat.
2019 Season – Had 33 doubles and 17 HR in 546 AB. Also stole 28 bases, 2nd highest among Nats.


Posted: February 18

Baseball Fans can Watch Pre-Game Practice Sessions at Florida Spring Training Sites

Now that that 15 Florida Spring Training teams have full squads in their pre-season camps, fans can attend practices at most locations. With the Toronto Blue Jays facilities still undergoing renovations, practices in Dunedin are not open to the public.  See the lists below of each team's new faces in camp and players to watch, as well as the team's policies and information about the pre-season practices for the rest of this week and the season.

Atlanta Braves

New faces to know
Catcher Travis d'Arnaud; LHP Cole Hamels; Outfielder Marcell Ozuna; LHP Will Smith

Can fans attend workouts?
Fans may enter CoolToday Park for free at 9:30 a.m. ET on non-game days.


Baltimore Orioles

Top prospects to know
C Adley Rutschman (No. 4 on MLB Pipeline's Top 100 Prospects list)

Can fans attend workouts?
Fans are invited to watch workouts on the back fields at the Orioles' Ed Smith Stadium complex until Feb. 23, when home games begin.


Boston Red Sox

Top prospects to know
2B-SS Jeter Downs (No. 44 on MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 Prospects list)

Can fans attend workouts?
All workouts at Fenway South are free and open to the public. Most workouts will start at 10 a.m. Fans may enter the complex through the West Gate beginning at 9:30 a.m. Additionally, tours of JetBlue Park are available throughout workouts and on all non-game days in February and March from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets for tours may be purchased from the JetBlue Park box office beginning at 9:45 a.m. and cost $10 per person, with children 12 and under able to enter for free.


Detroit Tigers

New faces to know
1B C.J. Cron,; RHP Ivan Nova; C Austin Romine; 2B Jonathan Schoop

Top prospects to know
RHP Casey Mize (No. 7 on MLB Pipeline's Top 100 list), RHP Matt Manning (No. 24), LHP Tarik Skubal (No. 46)

Can fans attend workouts?
Yes, workouts usually begin in the morning around 9:30 a.m.


Houston Astros

Top prospects to know
RHP Forrest Whitley (No. 19 overall per MLB Pipeline)

Can fans attend workouts?
Yes, at 9:30 a.m. daily.


Miami Marlins

New faces to know
1B Jesús Aguilar; INF Jonathan Villar; C Francisco Cervelli; OF Corey Dickerson

Top prospects to know
Right-hander Sixto Sanchez (No. 22 on MLB Pipeline's Top 100 list)
Outfielder JJ Bleday (No. 28)

Can fans attend workouts?
Yes, workouts are open free of charge to the public on the back fields of the Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium complex. Times vary. For morning workouts, players begin stretching at about 9:15 a.m. ET.


Minnesota Twins

New faces to know
C Alex Avila, SP Homer Bailey, RP Tyler Clippard, 3B Josh Donaldson, SP Rich Hill, RP Matt Wisler, SP Kenta Maeda

Can fans attend workouts?
Fans are able to watch workouts on the back fields of the complex and can watch work being done in the batting cages and bullpens at the main Hammond Stadium complex.


New York Mets

New faces to know
RHP Dellin Betances, RHP Rick Porcello, RHP Michael Wacha, LHP Stephen Gonsalves, OF Jake Marisnick. Tim Tebow will be back for his fourth big league camp.

Can fans attend workouts?
Fans can attend workouts at Clover Park that will begin around 10:30 a.m. and last until the early afternoon. After games begin, morning workouts will remain open to the public, but Major League players tend to spend less time on the back fields at that point.


New York Yankees

New faces to know
Gerritt Cole was the Yanks’ major offseason addition. He is coming off a season in which he led the Majors with 326 strikeouts while going 20-5 with an American League-best 2.50 ERA for Houston, finishing second in AL Cy Young Award voting.

Can fans attend workouts?
George M. Steinbrenner Field will be open and admission is free until the club’s first Grapefruit League exhibition game. The Minor League complex, on Himes Avenue in Tampa, permits free admission when games begin in March.


Philadelphia Phillies

New faces to know
RHP Zack Wheeler; Shortstop Didi Gregorius; Infielder Josh Harriso Infielder Logan Forsythe; Infielder Neil Walker

Can fans attend workouts?
Yes, fans can watch workouts at Carpenter Complex across from Spectrum Field.


Pittsburgh Pirates

Top prospects to know
The Pirates’ top three prospects will be in big league camp: right-hander Mitch Keller, Hayes and shortstop Oneil Cruz and 3B Ke’Bryan Hayes. All three are ranked on MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 Prospects list -- Keller at No. 39, Hayes at No. 41 and Cruz at No. 64.

Where is the facility?
The Pirates are the rare team with two Spring Training locations in their spring home of Bradenton, Fla., south of St. Petersburg and just north of Sarasota.

Before games start, the club works out on the back fields of the Pirate City training complex, located at 1701 27th Street East in Bradenton. That is also where Minor League Spring Training takes place, so there’s plenty to be seen on the back fields even after the big club leaves.

When Grapefruit League games begin, the Pirates head about 3 1/2 miles west to LECOM Park, the ballpark formerly known as McKechnie Field, located at 1611 9th Street West in Bradenton.

Can fans attend workouts?
Yes, at Pirate City. Workout schedules are typically posted one day in advance.


St. Louis Cardinals

Top prospects to know
That non-roster invitee list is headlined by the Cardinals’ top three prospects, outfielder Dylan Carlson, third baseman Nolan Gorman and left-hander Matthew Liberatore. All three are ranked on MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 List -- Carlson at No. 17, Gorman at No. 47 and Liberatore at No. 58.

Twenty-two of the 30 players on the Cardinals’ Top 30 list will be in big league camp, including catcher Andrew Knizner (No. 4), third baseman Elehuris Montero (No. 5) and the Cardinals’ first-round Draft pick in 2019, left-hander Zack Thompson (No. 6).

Can fans attend workouts?
Yes, on the back practice fields of the complex. Schedules are typically posted closer to the date, and more information about workouts.


Tampa Bay Rays

New faces to know
OF Yoshitomo Tsutsugo; OF Hunter Renfroe; B/OF José Martínez

Top prospects to know
SS Wander Franco, No. 1 overall prospect, according to MLB Pipeline; 2B Vidal Brujan, No. 45 overall prospect

Can fans attend workouts?
Fans can attend the open workouts, which through February 21. Gates typically open around 11 a.m. ET, but they will open at 10:30 a.m. Parking areas will be similar to game days at Charlotte Sports Park.


Toronto Blue Jays

New faces to know
LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu; RHP Tanner Roark

Last season’s star rookie class-- headlined by Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Bo Bichette and Cavan Biggio-- has manager Charlie Montoyo optimistic about what comes next.

Where is the facility?
The Blue Jays’ Player Development Complex is located at 1700 Solon Avenue in Dunedin, Fla.

Can fans attend workouts?
The Player Development Complex is currently undergoing extensive renovations that will be completed this summer, so it will be closed to fans during 2020 Spring Training. In future years, the complex willbe open to fans as it has been in the past.


Washington Nationals

New faces to know
RHP Will Harris; 1B Eric Thames; 2B Starlin Castro


Posted: February 14

Advice for an upcoming Florida Grapefruit League Trip and Day at the Ballpark

There's just a week remaining until Major League Baseball players will be taking the field for the first time in the 2020 season.  After checking the 2020 Florida Grapefruit League schedule, ticket and ballpark information, here’s a suggested checklist of an afternoon at the ballpark during your upcoming trip to one of Florida’s 12 Spring Training locations.

*** Purchase your tickets ahead of time.

*** Get to the ballpark at least an hour before the first pitch.  Even earlier if possible.  Most gates open two hours before first pitch.

*** Go to the team store and pick out some merchandise. Also, be sure to buy a program.  You’ll need it for the players with numbers 60 and up later in the game.

*** Take a walk around the park and find something to eat and drink.

*** Spend the first three innings of the game in your purchased seat.

*** Strike up a conversation with another ticket purchaser in your area and enjoy some good baseball banter.

*** Watch fans mingle with the players and coaches and feel free to join in the mingling yourself.

*** In the fourth through sixth innings take a walk around the park again and take in the views from all of the different spots around the park.  Grab another beverage and something to eat and take in the game from a different view.

*** Return to the purchased seat and use the purchased game program to figure out who’s wearing numbers 65-99 and find out more about them. 

*** Take your time exiting the park and talk some more baseball with fans as they exit as well.

*** Find a local restaurant or watering hole, preferably on an Atlantic Ocean or Gulf of Mexico beach, and enjoy the Spring Training host community.  They’re glad you’re spending time in their town.

Now this is the fun part.  Come July or August, you’ll be watching your favorite team and the announcers will begin talking about a player who has just been called up from the team’s Double A or Triple A team.  You’ll recognize the name and say to anyone within earshot, “Hey I saw that guy during my spring training trip to Florida.”

You will immediately become the envy of everyone around you.


Posted: February 11

Favorite Phrase of Baseball Fans Everywhere - Pitchers and Catchers Report Today

Pitchers and catchers report to eight Florida locations today and baseball fans around the country are rejoicing.  For many it's a sure sign that the cold winter will be coming to an end soon and spring is near.  For others, it's back to baseball since the Washington National recorded the final out of the 2019 World Series on October 30.

While the New York Mets and Pittsburgh Pirates pitchers and catchers were officially in camp yesterday, eight teams report today and the final six check in tomorrow.  By Tuesday, February 18, all Florida locations will have full squads of baseball teams in place ready to prepare for the 2020 season.

If your plans find you around any of the 13 Florida Spring Training Ballparks, pre-season workouts are free and open to the public.  Most teams begin workouts around 9:00 a.m. and finish before 12 Noon.  Give it a look.

Atlanta Braves, CoolToday Park, North Port 
Pitchers and catchers report: February 12; Position players report: February 17; First full workout: February 18

Baltimore Orioles, Ed Smith Stadium, Sarasota
Pitchers and catchers report: February 11;Position players report: February 16; First full workout: February 17

Boston Red Sox, Jet Blue Park, Fort Myers
Pitchers and catchers report: February 11; Position players report: February 16; First full workout: February 17

Detroit Tigers, Tiger Town and Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium, Lakeland
Pitchers and catchers report: February 11; Position players report: February 16; First full workout: February 17

Houston Astros, FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, West Palm Beach
Pitchers and catchers report: February 11; Position players report: February 16; First full workout: February 17

Miami Marlins, Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium, Jupiter
Pitchers and catchers report: February 12; Position players report: February 16; First full workout: February 17

Minnesota Twins, CenturyLink Sports Complex, Fort Myers 
Pitchers and catchers report: February 11; Position players report: February 16; First full workout: February 17

New York Mets, Clover Park, Port St. Lucie
Pitchers and catchers report: February 10; Position players report: February 14; First full workout: February 16

New York Yankees, George M. Steinbrenner Field, Tampa
Pitchers and catchers report: February 11; Position players report: February 16; First full workout: February 17

Philadelphia Phillies, Spectrum Field and the Carpenter Complex, Clearwater
Pitchers and catchers report: February 11; Position players report: February 16; First full workout: February 17

Pittsburgh Pirates, Workouts held at Pirate City, Bradenton
Pitchers and catchers report: February 10; Position players report: February 16; First full workout: February 17

St. Louis Cardinals, Roger Dean Stadium, Jupiter
Pitchers and catchers report: February 11; Position players report: February 16; First full workout: February 17

Tampa Bay Rays, Charlotte Sports Complex, Port Charlotte
Pitchers and catchers report: February 12; Position players report: February 16; First full workout: February 17

Toronto Blue Jays, Practices at Players Development Complex, 1700 Solon Ave., Dunedin
Pitchers and catchers report: February 12; Position players report: February 16; First full workout: February 17

Washington Nationals, FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, West Palm Beach
Pitchers and catchers report: February 12;  Position players report: February 17; First full workout: February 18


POSTED: February 9, 2020

2020 Florida Grapefruit League Season Highlights

As in every Florida Grapefruit League season, there are some intricacies, only a true baseball fan can appreciate.

The tips below are for only the strong-willed baseball fan who has been counting down the days since the Washington Nationals recorded the final out of the 2019 World Series on October 30, 2019.

Check the Schedule page for further details of these games and the team pages for ticket availability.

Full Opening Weekend
While games begin on Friday, February 21, it's only college teams playing against the pros. The first full day of MLB teams playing against one another is Saturday, February 22. But for full opening weekend of baseball within a 50 mile radius, there are games in Lakeland, Tampa and Clearwater, February 21-23. Be ready for as many as nine pitchers for each team, as early in the season, a new pitcher may take the mound every inning.

Friday, February 21 - Southeastern Fire v Detroit Tigers, Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium, Lakeland, 1:05 p.m.
Saturday, February 22 - Toronto Blue Jays v New York Yankees, Steinbrenner Field, Tampa, 1:05 p.m.
Sunday, February 23 - Pittsburgh Pirates v Philadelphia Phillies, Spectrum Field, Clearwater, 1:05 p.m.

Opening Day Two for One, February 22
With a couple of two-team complexes in Palm Beach County, the area offers an easy day and night of baseball. Watching two games in one day in two different locations is not that hard, if the distance between the two parks is manageable. It's 12 miles between Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium and the FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. Give it a go!

New York Mets v St. Louis Cardinals Cardinals at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium, Jupiter, 1:05 p.m.
Houston Astros v Washington Nationals at FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, West Palm Beach, 6:05 p.m. This 2019 World Series Rematch is going to be a tough ticket.

Weekend Getaways
The Interstate 75 and 95 corridors provide an easy opportunity to stake a home base in a central location and venture out to three different games, in three different parks on three successive days. With 1:05 p.m. start times, it offers visitors to the area, as well as local baseball fans, to go to different communities early and check out what each has to offer and get to the game by 12:00 Noon. Once the game is over by 4:00 p.m., there's plenty of time to find a Happy Hour spot and watch the sunset over the water, in the glorious late-February and March Florida weather.

Friday, February 28 - New York Yankee v Atlanta Braves, CoolToday Park, North Port, 1:05 p.m.
Saturday, February 29 - Miami Marlins v Baltimore Orioles, Ed Smith Stadium, Sarasota, 1:05 p.m.
Sunday, March 1 - Toronto Blue Jays v Pittsburgh Pirates, LECOM Park, Bradenton, 1:05 p.m.

Friday, March 6 - Baltimore Orioles v New York Yankees, Steinbrenner Field, Tampa, 6:35 p.m.
Saturday, March 7 - Boston Red Sox v Philadelphia Phillies, Spectrum Field, Clearwater, 1:05 p.m.
Sunday, March 8 - Philadelphia Phillies v Toronto Blue Jays, TD Ballpark, Dunedin, 1:07 p.m.

Friday, March 13 - Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox, Jet Blue Park, Fort Myers, 1:05 p.m
Saturday, March 14 - New York Mets v Minnesota Twins, Fort Myers, 1:05 p.m.
Sunday, March 15 - Baltimore Orioles v Tampa Bay Rays, Charlotte Sports Park, Port Charlotte, 1:05 p.m.

Friday, March 20 - New York Mets v St. Louis Cardinals, Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium, Jupiter, 6:05 p.m.
Saturday, March 21 - New York Mets vs Washington Nationals, FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, West Palm Beach, 6:05 p.m.
Sunday, March 22 - Houston Astros v Miami Marlins, Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium, Jupiter, 1:05 p.m.

3 Games, 3 Days, 3 Different Teams
You are certain this is the year for your favorite team. They're going to blow through the 162-game season and win the Division and then roll on through the post-season. With that in mind, you want to know every player on the roster who has the opportunity to contribute to the certain 2020 World Series Champions. A few teams have schedules featuring three games, on three successive days against three different opponents. Break out your best team gear and get to the Ballpark!

Philadelphia Phillies at Spectrum Field, in Clearwater
February 23 v Pittsburgh Pirates; February 24 v Baltimore Orioles; February 25 v Toronto Blue Jays

Detroit Tigers at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium, in Lakeland
March 5 v New York Yankees; March 6 v Philadelphia Phillies; March 7 v Minnesota T

Miami Marlins at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium, in Jupiter
March 9 v New York Mets; March 10 v Washington Nationals; March 11 v New York Yankees

New York Yankees at Steinbrenner Field, in Tampa
March 13 v Detroit Tigers; March 14 v Philadelphia Phillies; March 15 v Minnesota Twins

Houston Astros at FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, West Palm Beach
March 14 v Boston Red Sox; March 15 v Miami Marlins; March 16 v St. Louis Cardinals

Washington Nationals at the FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, West Palm Beach
March 18 v Miami Marlins; March 19 v Atlanta Braves, March 20 v New York Mets

Atlanta Braves at CoolToday Park, in North Port
March 21 v Pittsburgh Pirates; March 22 v Toronto Blue Jays; March 23 v Boston Red Sox

Two for One Game Days
You really want to make a day of Florida Spring Training Baseball? These days feature a day game and a night game, in locations with manageable distances to see the final out at one game and make it to the second game for first pitch. Be sure to get to the second location as soon as possible because the 5:00 p.m. traffic will be in effect. Stake out a pre-game location for the nightcap and get there as soon as possible.

Monday, March 2
Tampa Bay Rays v Baltimore Orioles, Ed Smith Stadium, Sarasota, 1:05 p.m.
Philadelphia Phillies v Atlanta Braves, CoolToday Park, North Port, 6;05 p.m.
29 miles between the two parks

Wednesday, March 4
Pittsburgh Pirates v Philadelphia Phillies, Spectrum Field, Clearwater, 1:05 p.m.
Philadelphia Phillies v New York Yankees, Steinbrenner Field, Tampa, 6:35 p.m.
17 miles between the two parks, mostly across the water on the Courtney Campbell Causeway

Friday, March 6
Pittsburgh Pirates v Toronto Blue Jays, TD Ballpark, Dunedin, 1:07 p.m.
Baltimore Orioles v New York Yankees, Steinbrenner Field, Tampa, 6:35 p.m.
23 miles between the two parks

Friday, March 13
Toronto Blue Jays v Baltimore Orioles, Ed Smith Stadium, Sarasota, 1:05 p.m.
Minnesota Twins v Pittsburgh Pirates, LECOM Park, Bradenton, 6;05 p.m.
13 miles between the two parks

Monday, March 16
Washington Nationals v Miami Marlins, Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium, Jupiter, 1:05 p.m
Houston Astros v New York Mets, Clover Park, Port St. Lucie, 6:05 p.m.
41 miles between the two parks, all Interstate 95 driving

Friday, March 20
Atlanta Braves v Houston Astros, FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, West Palm Beach, 1:05 p.m.
New York Mets v St. Louis Cardlinals, Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium, Jupiter, 6:05 p.m.
12 miles between the two parks

If any fans decide to take up any of these adventures, please share stories and photos on Twitter @flaspringtrain or send an email to media@playinflorida.com.