Surprise Stadium

Surprise Stadium: Worth the drive

It is a little off the beaten path, even for the compact Cactus League. But the immaculately maintained Surprise Stadium is a good bet for spring training, as the home of the Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers is worth the trek.

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Renovations make Peoria Sports Complex a must-visit

After two renovation phases, Peoria Sports Complex is looking better than ever, with an expanded footprint, lots of socializing areas and upgraded fan facilities.

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Reviving Hohokam Stadium

For fans used to cramped seating and lack of shade at Phoenix Municipal Stadium, the move by the Oakland Athletics to a renovated Hohokam Stadium in Mesa for spring training should be a pleasure indeed.

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Spring Training 2015

Spring training food: better than ever

It wasn’t too long ago that food at a spring-training game meant a steamed hot dog, a warm beer or soda, some stale popcorn and perhaps a hamburger — if you were lucky. Today, food is an integral part of the spring-training experience. With fresh-grilled items, plenty of locally brewed cold beer and specialty items […]

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Pittsburgh Pirates

Pittsburgh unveils new Pirate City performance center

Another spring training upgrade for the Pittsburgh Pirates, as the team opens a new Pirate City performance center for Spring Training 2015.

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Minnesota Twins spring training

2015 Minnesota Twins Minor League Schedule Posted

We’ve posted the 2015 Minnesota Twins minor league schedule, as the four affiliated teams will train at the CenturyLink Sports Complex.

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Oakland Athletics

New for 2015: Lew Wolff Training Complex

We have a new name for the old Fitch Park, where the Chicago Cubs formerly worked out and is now inhabited by the Oakland Athletics: the Lew Wolff Training Complex.

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Spring Training 2015

Next step: spring training workouts

With players and catchers reporting for camp, we’re on to the next phase: spring training workouts.

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Spring Training 2015

Spring training begins, as players/catchers report

Today marks the official beginning of spring training: all the trucks have arrived, and pitchers/catchers are beginning to report to camps.

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Spring Training 2015

Let the celebrating begin: Truck Day!

For a baseball lover, when does the new season begin? The first game of spring training, or when those magical words are uttered, “Pitchers and catchers report.” Or is it, perhaps, with Truck Day — the day that MLB organizations load up all of their equipment and set sail for warmer climes?

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