In case you haven’t done the math, we are less than one week until pitchers and catchers report. Spring Training is upon us and things are looking bright in Clearwater. Away from the frigid weather gripping the east coast, temperatures are in the low-70s and sun is expected all week down on the Gulf. The Phillies’ first Grapefruit League game will be against Detroit, the reigning AL champs, on March 1st at 1:05pm.
Phillies Nation will be represented at Spring Training down at Bright House Networks Field on March 15th and 17th by myself and Jim. The 15th features a Thursday night game against the Blue Jays. On Saturday the 17th, the Phils will battle the Yankees in an afternoon match up that will hopefully feature green uniforms and hats. Tentative plans are to have a small (or large) tailgate party before both games. For the Yankees game we will be sitting on the lawn in centerfield, so that party will continue around our general vicinity for the entire game.
Judging by the poll, it seems a number of our readers will be migrating south for March. So if you’re planning on going to either of the aforementioned games, let us know, we’ll buy more beer. If you’re just considering going, now you’ve got another good reason. Get all the Phillies Spring Training info here and start packing!