Play Ball

Linda Burton posting from Phoenix, Arizona — Warm sunny days and baseball. About 300 warm sunny days, goes the claim. And ten stadiums serving as Spring Training Home to fifteen teams that come to the Phoenix area to prepare for their season because, well, in most cases the weather sucks back home. It’s known as the Cactus League and just look at this list.

  1. Camelback Ranch, the Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers
  2. Goodyear Ballpark, the Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds
  3. Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks
  4. Hohokam Park, the Chicago Cubs
  5. Maryvale Baseball Park, the Milwaukee Brewers
  6. Peoria Sports Complex, the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners
  7. Phoenix Municipal Stadium, the Oakland Athletics
  8. Scottsdale Stadium, the San Francisco Giants
  9. Surprise Recreation Campus, the Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers
  10. Tempe Diablo Stadium, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

The schedule makes for a magnificent March, it’s not hard to get tickets, and the price is right.

But that’s not all. There’s March Madness basketball. Today and Saturday the NCAA West Regionals are happening at the US Airways Center. News note, No 1 Seed Michigan State lost to Louisville 57-44 tonight, so it’s Louisville and the Florida Gators Saturday. Of course you can catch the Suns at the Center regularly.

And don’t forget golf. There are 185 golf courses with 3,600 holes in the Phoenix area. What a city!

Play ball.