Major League Baseball

Manfred: Cuba games possible in Spring Training 2016

It’s possible spring training in 2016 could be spiced up by exhibition games in Cuba, as MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred monitors the normalization of U.S. relations with the country.

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Atlanta Braves

New Braves spring training site in works

We may have a new Braves spring training site in coming years, as the Atlanta team’s reps have met with several Florida counties about a new complex once the Champion Stadium lease expires.

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Dodgertown

Dodgertown after the Dodgers

Even though pro baseball is highly unlikely to return to Historic Dodgertown, the former home to Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers spring training survives thanks to a shift to sports tourism.

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Spring Training 2015

Over 4M fans at Spring Training 2015

The final numbers are in, and they’re impressive: Over four million fans attended spring training games in 2015, with the Chicago Cubs and San Francisco Giants leading the way.

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Pittsburgh Pirates

Pirates set multiple attendance records

Talk about a great spring training for the Pittsburgh Pirates: the team set multiple attendance records this year at McKechnie Field.

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Baltimore Orioles

Orioles set spring training attendance record

We are literally in the final hours of spring training, so expect lots of stories like this one: The Baltimore Orioles set a team spring training attendance record, drawing 112,258 fans for 15 home games at Ed Smith Stadium in 2015.

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Spring Training 2015

Spring night games: fans love them, players not so much

Everyone loves spring night games, except for front offices and players who want a more leisurely daily pace. But money may force more spring night games in coming years.

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Build your own doubleheader at Phoenix Municipal Stadium

Spring-training trips are usually too short, so fans are always looking to maximize their experiences. In Arizona, there’s an easy way to create your own doubleheader: Add an evening ASU Sun Devils game at their new home, Phoenix Municipal Stadium.

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Spring Training 2015

Will Ferrell to play nine positions in Cactus League action

Tomorrow is a good day to be a Cactus League ticketholder: actor Will Ferrell will play nine positions in five scheduled games, transported by helicopter between venues. UPDATED!

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Maryvale Baseball Park

Same as it ever was: Maryvale Baseball Park

At a time when Cactus League ballparks have been modernized and upgraded in recent years, Maryvale Baseball Park pretty much remains the same — which is either a good thing or bad thing, depending on your point of view.

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