Where to find the boys of summer this spring
By Suzanne Rowan Kelleher
What could be better than watching your favorite Major League Baseball team play this summer? For a lot of families, it’s catching their teams play this spring. Spring training season means more intimate ballparks with a less commercialized atmosphere, plus opportunities to get closer to players and maybe even score a few autographs. It also means more affordable tickets, not to mention peanuts, popcorn, and Cracker Jack. Here’s the lowdown on where to find your favorite teams this spring.
Arizona: The Cactus League
Arizona Diamondbacks | Chicago Cubs | Chicago White Sox | Cincinnati Reds | Cleveland Indians | Colorado Rockies | Kansas City Royals | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Los Angeles Dodgers | Milwaukee Brewers | Oakland Athletics | San Diego Padres | San Francisco Giants | Seattle Mariners | Texas Rangers
Florida: The Grapefruit League
Atlanta Braves | Baltimore Orioles | Boston Red Sox | Detroit Tigers | Florida Marlins | Houston Astros | Minnesota Twins | New York Mets | New York Yankees | Philadelphia Phillies | Pittsburgh Pirates | St. Louis Cardinals | Tampa Bay Rays | Toronto Blue Jays | Washington Nationals