Spring training has something for everyone, so soak it up

Mar 10, 2016, 3:59 PM
Fans take a break from the sun during seventh inning of a spring baseball game between the Arizona ...

Fans take a break from the sun during seventh inning of a spring baseball game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Colorado Rockies in Scottsdale, Ariz., Thursday, March 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

(AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

To all of you that stumbled upon our humble station while visiting from out of town for some good old spring training, welcome.

Yes, this is what Arizona really looks like. It’s not all Roadrunner and Wile E Coyote. And yes, the majority of our year has perfect weather, just like this.

We’re glad you could make it out! Enjoy it.

To all of my local spring training fans, soak it all in. If you ask me, this is the very best deal in sports and its right here in our own backyard.

Think about it: Half of the teams in professional baseball are all here, at the same time, playing multiple games daily for an entire month!

Each of these spring training ballparks offer baseball fans an opportunity to get close to the action for a fraction of what it would cost for similar viewing during the regular season.

And how about those that just aren’t that into the game of baseball? Spring training is still for you.

It’s an experience. The vibe is low key, the weather is great and, let me tell you, the kids love it! In some cases, the game is merely a backdrop to a great day out with the family.

And don’t get me started on ballpark food! Let’s just say you won’t be disappointed and you won’t leave hungry!

So take it all in. Take in the weather, the games, the food, the drinks and the atmosphere.

The bottom line is that it gives us taxpaying locals a one-month break from the reality that we were hoodwinked — I mean convinced — by the teams and our respective cities to pay for these mini Taj Mahals, er, spring training facilities.

Enjoy the games, folks.

Michael Russell

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