Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Baseball Spring Training in Phoenix, Arizona

During our stay in Arizona, we took in two spring training baseball games. The Phoenix area hosts the Cactus League of pro teams each spring.  We saw two games.  The first was between the Oakland Athletics and Colorado Rockies. The second was between the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians.  Each team has their own stadium for the season.  Games are at 1:05 pm daily from February 22 to March 30.  Other teams include the Arizona Diamondbacks, Cincinnati Reds, Chicago White Sox, Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Angels and Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers, San Diego Padres, Seattle Mariners, San Francisco Giants, and Texas Rangers.

One reason the teams come to Phoenix is the weather. Look at this gorgeous day of 85 degrees with a slight breeze to keep the sweat away.

Hats were the order of the day, and Wayne and I used sunscreen liberally. Good thing, our winter white British Columbian skin would have burned bright red in no time flat.

There's plenty of time left to take in some spring training baseball games. Oh, and don't forget the wonderful sunshine as an added bonus.-- Margy


  1. What an amazing sky! Wonderful shots. ☺

  2. Great chance to see the teams in action. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  3. Looks like a great day out! :-)

  4. Lucky you to have hot sunshine! Looks like fun to watch Baseball.

  5. Spring training, what fun! We were in Phoenix once and saw my husband's favorite player, Vladimir Guerrero, who used to play for the Montreal Expos, playing for the Angels. Dick was so excited, I just had to buy him a shirt. I bought my mom a rally monkey, but it wasn't in her monkey collection when she died. I'll probably never know what happened to it.
    Good thing you and Wayne had sunscreeen. Being British Columbians can have disadvantages, but not many!

  6. Sounds like fun...we have the Washington Nationals here near our river place...haven't been to a game yet but the activity sure does make for some traffic woes! Glad you enjoyed:)

  7. Thanks everyone for stopping by to comment on My World post.

    Kay, I remember traveling to Abbotsford in the summer to see the International Air Show. We were all tanned from living in Los Angeles, but you could tell who were the locals. They were all burned red by the end of the first day.

    Lise - This was my first professional baseball game. Half of the fun was watching the people in the stands. Plus the junk food was great!