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Sport MLB spring training road trip: Ryan Fagan hits up all 15 Florida teams in eight packed days

23:15  20 march  2017
23:15  20 march  2017 Source:   sportingnews.com

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MLB spring training road trip : Ryan Fagan hits up all 15 Florida teams in eight packed days .

Toyota recently hosted a road trip at the MLB ’s Grapefruit League in Florida . Overall, the Grapefruit League spring training road trip allowed journalists to experience Toyota’s top vehicles while enjoying the game of baseball .

Spring training in Florida isn’t as convenient as spring training in Arizona.

In the desert, the teams are grouped together near Phoenix. In Florida, they’re on both sides of the state, from Port St. Lucie to West Palm Beach on the east side and from Tampa to Fort Myers on the Gulf side, with a couple teams up near Orlando (the Tigers and Braves).

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So the logistics of seeing all the Florida teams might be complicated, but it’s possible. My unofficial role at Sporting News has been as the road trip guru for many years, so why not try and make that happen with Florida spring training? I like a good challenge.

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There are 30 Major League Baseball ( MLB ) teams and, starting every year around Valentine’s Day , the players and coaches for half of them head down to Florida , while the balance go to Arizona, to get ready for spring training .

Seeing the Mets at Tradition Field is one of the many stops you should make on a Spring Training road trip . Thus, I thought, 17 days out from that first game, I might put together an itinerary for you to see all 24 Spring Training stadiums,14 in the Florida Grapefruit League and the 10 in the Arizona

Over eight days on this spring training road trip — which has already started, actually — I’ll see 11 games involving all 15 teams that train in the Sunshine State. Double-header days are the best, and I have three of those in the mix.

Follow along with me on Twitter, @ryanfagan, and I’ll post daily updates here.

March 17

The game: Yankees 3,Tigers 0

Stadium: Publix Field and Joker Marchant Stadium, Lakeland

What happened: Yeah, so the Yankees threw a no-hitter. And, yeah, I was excited. I don’t have any rooting attachment to the Yankees, of course, but as sportswriters we’re allowed to be excited about momentous occasions. This was a momentous occasion, so I was excited.

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Sporting News baseball writer Ryan Fagan is on an eight - day , 11-game, 15 - team road trip through Florida ’s spring training sites. He’s updating a daily quick- hit blog here and filing longer pieces — like this one — on a regular basis.

The Philadelphia Phillies, Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees hold baseball spring training in the St. Pete/Clearwater area, as do some Florida baseball teams . Your Trip Favorites in St. Petersburg/Clearwater.

How rare are spring training no-hitters? According to this website, there had only been 24 before Masahiro Tanaka (4 1/3 innings), Chasen Shreve (2/3 inning) and Jordan Montgomery (4 innings) combined for the gem. I wrote about the philosophical dilemma of the event: Should we even care about a spring training no-hitter?Give it a read, will ya?

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After the game, I went to try and find an alligator, and instead almost stepped on this guy. Yikes.

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Some of the Cut4 staff has traveled south for spring , taking shelter in beautiful sunny Florida to enjoy the sights, sounds, foods and fans of MLB 's Spring Training . As we venture through the many stadia of the Grapefruit League , we'll keep you updated on what it's really like to check out 15 MLB teams

As the start of the Major League Baseball regular season approaches, teams have headed to Florida and Arizona for spring training . Of the 30 teams in MLB , 15 spend spring training in Florida while the other 15 hold spring training in Arizona.

March 18

The game: Tigers 7, Braves 5

The stadium: Champion Stadium, Lake Buena Vista

What happened: Ageless wonder Bartolo Colon started for the Braves.I wanted to ask him what it was like to pitch against Mickey Mantle but unfortunately I had to bug out of there before the game ended.

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Some of the Cut4 staff has traveled south for spring , taking shelter in beautiful sunny Florida to enjoy the sights, sounds, foods and fans of MLB 's Spring Training . As we venture through the many stadia of the Grapefruit League , we'll keep you updated on what it's really like to check out 15 MLB teams

Sporting News baseball writer Ryan Fagan is on an eight - day , 11-game, 15 - team road trip through Florida ’s spring training sites. He’s updating a daily quick- hit blog here and filing longer pieces — like this one — on a regular basis.

See, the other part of this Florida trip involved me covering the opening weekend of the NCAA Tournament in Orlando. Thankfully, those games didn’t start until after 6 p.m., which meant I got to see at least part of this baseball contest.Anyway, Colon didn’t do so well (3 2/3 innings, eight hits, six runs) and his spring ERA is 9.20 (but, it’s a spring ERA, so take it with a grain of salt).

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After I left the baseball game, I watched two ACC teams melt down with a trip to the Sweet 16 on the line. Good times.

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March 19

The game: Marlins 7, Mets 5

The stadium: First Data Field, Port St. Lucie

What happened: I didn’t plan it this way, but a day after watching Colon (who is 43) throw the first pitch of the game, I watched the first pitch of the game thrown to Ichiro Suzuki (another 43-year-old), the Marlins’ fourth outfielder. I’m not 43, but I’m closer to that than I’d like.

Anyway, this game was all Marlins, until the bottom of the ninth.

That half-inning was a series of guys wearing uniform numbers in the 90s and 70s, but Tim Tebow didn’t make an appearance.

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March 20

Ryan Fagan's spring training road trip © (Google Maps) Ryan Fagan's spring training road trip

The game: Yankees at Nationals

The stadium: The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, West Palm Beach

What happened: Let's start with this: The walkway from the far parking lot to the stadium is pretty darm informative and kind of awesome. And there was action on the back fields, too.

Then we almost had a disaster.

The night game: Cardinals at Astros, 6:05 p.m.

The stadium: The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches,West Palm Beach

And the rest of the road trip schedule ...

March 21

No baseball. I'll be exploring the Everglades, trying not to get eaten by an alligator. No promises, though.My approach to gators is more like this guy ...

... than this guy.

March 22

Tigers at Blue Jays, 1:07 p.m. (Dunedin)

Rays at Orioles, 6:05 p.m. (Sarasota)

March 23

Pirates at Red Sox, 1:05 p.m. (Fort Myers)

March 24

Rays at Pirates (Bradenton)

Orioles at Twins, 7:05 p.m. (Fort Myers)

March 25

Blue Jays at Yankees, 1:05 p.m. (Tampa)

Bourjos, Gennett, Asher switch sides as opening day nears .
Speedy outfielder Peter Bourjos and infielder Scooter Gennett were among the players on the go Tuesday as big league teams tweaked their rosters less than a week before opening day. The Tampa Bay Rays added some depth by get Bourjos from the Chicago White Sox for cash or a player to be named. The 29-year-old Bourjos hit .251 with five homers and 23 RBIs in 123 games with Philadelphia last season. He signed a minor league contract with the White Sox on Jan. 30 and batted .313 in 19 spring training games.

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