That’s right! As of today it officially time for Spring Training. Typically, I start thinking about the new baseball season about the time Christmas ends… and the rest of the world waits until the Super Bowl’s done to think about it. This year I’m especially excited. I actually have baseball plans from now until April!
First off, the All-Star Game is going to be held at Angel Stadium this year. I’m going to do whatever I can to get into the game itself as well as the Home Run Derby. But tickets for the other, lesser known festivities go on sale at the end of February. Who’s gonna be in line for tickets? This guy.
After that, there’s Spring Training games in Arizona (and Florida). I’m about a six-hour drive from Cactus League action and,yet, I’ve never been. Well, this year I’m going. My wife and I are joining a couple of friends for two games toward the end of March. Maybe I’ll love it–maybe I’ll never want to go back. I’m going this year, for sure. The tickets arrived last week and the hotel is booked! I’m hoping to snag some baseballs and get some autographs. Any advice? Anyone know anything about access to places and players for AZ games?
And once Spring Training ends I’m planning on hitting up the Angels/Padres exhibition on April 1st. Sure, it’s not a REAL game but it’ll be my only chance to see the Halos play before I leave for New York–where I’m planning to see a Mets game at Citi Field. Either April 7th or 8th. If anyone has advice for Citi Field snagging, feel free to leave a comment.
So, who’s excited? Me. And the season can’t get here fast enough.