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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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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 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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New York Mets

Mets spring broadcast schedule unveiled

The New York Mets spring broadcast schedule, comprising 15 games on the team’s flagship radio station, 710 WOR-AM, has been released.

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Houston Astros spring training

Astros, Nationals spring complex moves forward

A proposed new Houston Astros and Washington Nationals spring-training complex in Palm Beach County  is moving forward after receiving approval from West Palm Beach.

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Houston Astros spring training

Land swap could lead to new Astros/Nats spring training complex

A proposal for a new Houston Astros/Washington Nationals spring-training complex in Palm Beach County is back from the dead after West Palm Beach officials say they’ll look closely at a previously rejected land swap.

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