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Grapefruit League

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by HackyMcHack, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. HackyMcHack

    HackyMcHack Member

    Thinking about making a spring training trip next month. With this being the final year of the Dodgers' Florida training, how tough is it to get tickets to a game at Dodgertown?
  2. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Not that tough, as long as they're not playing one of the more popular teams --- Red Sox, Yankees or Braves (who have a lot of fans within a couple hours' drive of Vero). But for, say, a midweek game against the Twins, shouldn't be a problem.
  3. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Tickets should be no problem in the Gratefruit League.
  4. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    One of my regrets, that I never made it to Dodgertown. (I did, however, make it to Boardwalk and Baseball in its heyday!)

    Doubt it's hard to get tickets -- ST tickets rarely are (even the Cubs, believe it or not.)
  5. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    Cubs tickets can be tough. I bought mine in advance and there were actually people standing out front trying to buy tickets, yet no one was scalping. Plus, it wasn't exactly against an exciting opponent, since it was the Mariners.
  6. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Mariners get tons of tourist traffic, though. Mostly from Japan, understandably.

    Cubs and M's was a tough, tough game to get a ticket to last year in Vegas, I know that.
  7. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    Good point. I just assumed that since the Mariners sucked there would be tickets.
  8. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    One thing to make note of, if you're going, you should probably go before March 12.

    After that, with the exception of the tradition St. Patrick's Day game (versus the Astros this year), everything will be either split-squad (due to the exhibition trip to China) or in Arizona ...
  9. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    Spent half of one of my spring breaks in college a few years back just watching Grapefruit League Games with friends. It was a great time, and I don't recall having trouble getting tickets, except perhaps for the Red Sox in Fort Myers.
  10. ArnoldBabar

    ArnoldBabar Active Member

    Dodgertown might be my favorite place on the planet. It's so pure and tranquil, you can't help but fall into a baseball trance there. I can see why they probably don't make any money being there, but it's a goddamn shame they're leaving.
  11. KP

    KP Active Member

    What remains of B&B?
  12. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Gone baby gone.

    B&B was basically run into the ground -- in about a year and a half. Grand opening in 1987, mercifully closed in 1990 and the theme park was demolished soon after. Royals stayed at the B&B stadium in Haines City up until a few years ago, then moved to Arizona in 2003. Stadium's gone now, too. Nothing left.
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