Major League Baseball spring training allows fans more accessibility to players than any other event in sports. This notion is very evident by the amount of new encounter stories added Monday from Camelback Ranch, the spring home of both the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox.
Besides the enhanced ability to get up close and personal with big league talent, fans also have the chance to see players hone their craft from a much closer distance. Below are multiple pieces of video displaying this situation. Included are shots of Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier hanging around LA’s batting cage and Chicago’s Juan Pierre taking his cuts at the Sox batting cage.
Video also features Dodgers pitching coach Rick Honeycutt instructing a group of LA pitchers and Dodgers starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda tossing warm up pitches in a practice bullpen.
ifollosports.com is your source for information regarding the scene surrounding Major League Baseball spring training in Arizona and Florida.
Our first stop is the sights and sounds of the Cactus League in Arizona.
The Phoenix Metropolitan Area is home to 15 big league teams. Because so many franchises operate in and around Phoenix, Feb/March in the Valley of the Sun is heaven for a baseball fan. 15 teams within 40 miles, it is as simple as that.
MLB.com provides an excellent map noting the locations of each Arizona based team. The smaller, more accessible layout of spring training stadiums present a fantastic opportunity for fans to get up close and personal with players.
Over the last few days, much discussion has taken place involving New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton’s decision to purchase a home in suburban Dallas. Rumors immediately swirled that Payton could be taking a position in the Cowboys front office or even that his marriage might be on the rocks. Turns out that the Payton family has always eyed a return to the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and they felt that now was the best time to relocate their school age children back to Texas. Payton served as a Cowboys assistant before accepting his current position with the Saints.
The day has finally arrived! Super Bowl XLV will kickoff Sunday night at 5:30 CT. As everyone knows, the game will be played at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The three million square foot brainchild of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones will serve as a spectacular setting for this epic event. Below is an inside look at Jerry World's Big Game appearance.
The exterior of the stadium is adorned in full Super Bowl regalia, with signs representing the two teams participating and the game itself.
Super Bowl XLV will be played Sunday night at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Since arriving in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex on Monday, both the Packers and Steelers have set up bases of operation on different sides of this massive metropolitan landscape. These predetermined lodging and practice venues are currently serving as the home away from home for these legendary franchises. While the glitz and glamour of Jerry Jones’ 3 million square foot palace will host the championship battle, the preparation leading up to the contest will be held at the facilities chronicled below.