The first sign of spring is here! While I haven’t seen a robin in my backyard yet, I do come bearing good news, because the pitchers and catchers for the Atlanta Braves are scheduled to report to Orlando tomorrow to get ready for the 2014 baseball season.
That means that Spring Training is scheduled to start up soon at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex found at Walt Disney World. Games are scheduled to take place starting at the end of February and lasting through most of March.
This is the 17th year the reigning National League East Division Champions will play at Champion Stadium. During Spring Training, the Braves will play against popular clubs such as the New York Yankees, the Philadelphia Phillies, the Boston Red Sox, the New York Mets, and (my team) the St. Louis Cardinals. It all kicks off when the Braves play the Detroit Tigers on February 26. The complete season is as follows:
|Wednesday, February 26||Detroit Tigers||1:05pm|
|Friday, February 28||Houston Astros||6:05pm|
|Sunday, March 2||Detroit Tigers||1:05pm|
|Monday, March 3||New York Mets||1:05pm|
|Tuesday, March 4||Washington Nationals||1:05pm|
|Thursday, March 6||Washington Nationals||6:05pm|
|Saturday, March 8||Miami Marlins||1:05pm|
|Tuesday, March 11||Philadelphia Phillies||1:05pm|
|Wednesday, March 12||Washington Nationals||1:05pm|
|Friday, March 14||Tampa Bay Rays||1:05pm|
|Saturday, March 15||St. Louis Cardinals||1:05pm|
|Wednesday, March 19||New York Yankees||1:05pm|
|Friday, March 21||Detroit Tigers||1:05pm|
|Saturday, March 22||Boston Red Sox||1:05pm|
|Sunday, March 23||New York Mets||1:05pm|
|Monday, March 24||Houston Astros||6:05pm|
|Wednesday, March 26||Miami Marlins||1:05pm|
Spring Training games bring a ton of fun with them. Guests will be treated to game day entertainment and additional fan experiences, from character appearances to an exclusive on-field spectator experience and kids running the bases after the game.
Those who would like to take in a game may now purchase individual game tickets through ticketmaster.com or at the sports complex box office.
So, let’s root, root, root for The Bravos, at the old ball game!