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Updated: The Complete Guide to Spring Training / 2014

The Complete Guide to Spring Training 2014 / FloridaIf you’re looking for something to read on that new iPad, Kindle or Android device, may we suggest the Florida or Arizona edition of The Complete Guide to Spring Training / 2014, complete with schedules and seating charts?

You can view the Arizona edition’s page at here, as well as buy it for immediate download.

You can view the Florida edition’s page at here, as well as buy it for immediate download.

We’ve overhauled The Complete Guide to Spring Training and completely updated them for Spring Training 2014. Spring training is America’s annual transformation from darkness to light, from cold to warm, when millions of baseball fans – both hardcore and casual – descend upon warmer climes to shed their winter blues. For those of us living north of the Mason-Dixon line, baseball’s spring training is not a luxury but a necessity, our reward for living in climates filled with overcast skies, snow, ice, and rain.

We’ve updated the books with seating charts, more descriptions of ballpark offerings (food, drink, etc.), previews of new and renovated ballparks (included detailed information on the new Cubs facility and what Chicago fans can look forward to in terms of hotels and restaurants in the area), schedules and in general more information about our favorite time of year.

The books following along the same lines as our best-selling spring-training guides from 2013. They are set up as eBook that can be read on tablets, Kindle eReaders, Macs and PCs via the Kindle software. (This page explains how the process works, with free downloads of Kindle software for iPads, iPhones, Android tablets and phones, Blackberry, Macs, Windows and Windows 8 tablets.)

These eBooks covers the best of spring training in Arizona, with extensive guides to all the major-league camps, completed with schedules, workout times, concessions highlights, seat recommendations and more. Also included: where to stay near the camps (including RV camps), what to do when not at training camp, and other areas of interest to both hardcore fans and casual attendees.

The Complete Guide to Spring Training / 2014 is both for the hardcore baseball fan – who goes to spring training to scout out their favorite team in depth – as well as the more casual fan who heads to spring training more in search of the perfect suntan than in search of this year’s spring phenom. While the hardcores just want to know the shortest route between their hotel and the ballpark, the casual fan knows that the richness of spring training is augmented with visits to local restaurants, shopping areas, and area attractions.

Both books include information on past spring-training camps worth a pilgrimage, including Al Lang Field and Hi Corbett Field.

Topics include:

  • Detailed guides to every ballpark
  • Seating charts
  • Workout times and locations
  • Complete schedules for every team
  • Game-day schedules for every team
  • The complete ballpark experience: best spots for autographs, best seats, things for kids, and parking
  • What to do outside the ballpark: Local attractions, historic baseball sites, and local restaurants
  • Where to stay near the ballpark and in the area

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