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Pittsburgh Pirates

Best of the Ballparks, Grapefruit League: LECOM Park

In the end, the vote wasn’t close when readers of Spring Training Online were asked to select their favorite Grapefruit League venue. Capturing at least 65 percent over three rounds of voting, LECOM Park was chosen as the Best of the Ballparks fan favorite for the second straight year.

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Spring Training 2017

Best of the Ballparks, Grapefruit League Finals

We’re down to the finals in our annual Best of the Ballparks competition in the Grapefruit League, where fans selected LECOM Park and Hammond Stadium to compete for the championship. So go vote!

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Spring Training 2017

Best of the Ballparks, Grapefruit League Final Four

We’re down to the Final Four in our annual Best of the Ballparks competition in the Grapefruit League, where fans selected LECOM Park, Joker Marchant Stadium, Hammond Stadium and JetBlue Park to move on.

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Spring Training 2017

Best of the Ballparks, Grapefruit League Round Two

It’s bracketology time at Spring Training Online, as we ask you to choose your favorite Grapefruit League ballpark in the Best of the Ballparks competition, with the selections down to a final eight.

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Spring Training 2017

Making St. Patrick’s Day Plans With Baseball and Hoops

For many fans, the convergence of spring training, March Madness and St. Patrick’s Day is a blessed event, a great excuse to spend the day emerged in baseball, basketball, beer and sunshine. Here are our tips for combining spring training and March Madness.

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New York Mets

Nothing Says Spring Training Like Port St. Lucie and the Mets

There is something very reassuring about a Mets spring training game at First Data Field. With a throwback Florida location and a relaxed atmosphere, there is much to like about a Port St. Lucie spring-training run.

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New York Mets

Tebow to Make Mets Spring Training Debut Wednesday

We’ve been asked a lot about this, so here’s the deal: Tim Tebow will make his New York Mets spring training debut Wednesday, as the team hosts the Boston Red Sox at First Data Field.

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Steinbrenner Field 2017

Steinbrenner Field Renovations: An Amazing Update

Over the course of a decade, Steinbrenner Field had slipped from a leading Grapefruit League fan facility to a middle-of-the-pack ballpark. After offseason renovations, the spring home of the New York Yankees is once again a March jewel and worth a visit from not only Yankee diehards, but baseball fans of all kinds.

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Atlanta Braves

Sarasota County Approves Braves Spring Training Term Sheet

By a 4-1 margin, the Sarasota County Commission approved a term sheet for a new Atlanta Braves spring training complex in North Port, moving the proposed facility one step closer to reality.

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Detroit Tigers

First Look: Joker Marchant Stadium Renovations

This spring sees the latest Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium renovations, including new administrative facilities, a 360-degree concourse, more shade and a new outfield signature item for the Detroit Tigers spring-training home.

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