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Spring Training 2017

Best of the Ballparks, Grapefruit League–First Round

It’s that time of year, when we ask our readers to choose their favorite baseball venues in our Best of the Ballparks, Grapefruit League competition. In the first round of Florida selections, we ask you to narrow the field from 13 to eight.

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Spring Training 2017

Spring Training Promotions: Your 2017 Primer

With the first games just weeks away, teams in Florida and Arizona are releasing their spring training promotions schedules. This year’s slates offer plenty of promotions for fans in the Grapefruit and Cactus leagues, with some of the notable events covered in this edition of Promotions Watch.

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New Caps, Uniforms for 2017 Spring Training

We know many of you descend on the spring-training ballparks and head immediately to the stores to check out the newest offerings. Caps, uniforms and some T-shirts are sold online by Major League Baseball, and the newest offerings are sold at mlbshop.com. Here are our favorite caps and uniforms for 2017.

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Tampa Bay Rays 2017 Spring Schedule Posted

We’ve posted the Tampa Bay Rays 2017 spring schedule, as the team preps for another Grapefruit League training camp at Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte, Florida.

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Now Available: The Complete Guide to Spring Training 2017 / Florida

It’s that time of year: Spring-training fans start to plan their March trips. You can begin your Grapefruit League planning today with the release of The Complete Guide to Spring Training 2017 / Florida.

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New Spring Training Schwag for 2016

We’re often asked about new items for spring training, and Major League Baseball is obliging with a line of new apparel that includes lighter-weight uniforms, several new cap designs, specially marked balls and other on-field elements.

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Spring Training 2016

Notable Spring Training St. Patrick’s Day Matchups

Perhaps the best pairing to result from spring training is that of baseball and St. Patrick’s Day. Depending upon one’s interests, a major league spring training game can be enhanced by a tasty spring training St. Patrick’s Day brew, a pre- or post-game event, or the sight of two teams sporting bright green jerseys.

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Spring Training 2016

Changes still afoot in 2016 spring training schedule

We are still seeing changes in the 2016 spring training schedule, with two games between the Houston Astros and San Diego Padres added for Mexico City and the chance the Tampa Bay Rays will play two games in Havana.

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Tampa Bay Rays 2016 spring schedule released

We’ve posted the Tampa Bay Rays 2016 spring schedule, as the team has released details for another training season at Charlotte Sports Park.

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Rays will play Cuba spring training game — if it happens

The Tampa Bay Rays will be the team to play a Cuba spring training game — but a game in Havana is far from a done deal.

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