Spring Training LbNA # 43801
|Placed Date||Oct 4 2008|
|Last Update||Apr 19 2014|
In Major League Baseball, spring training is a series of practices and exhibition games preceding the start of the regular season. Spring training allows new players to audition for roster and position spots, and gives existing team players practice time prior to competitive play. Spring training has always attracted fan attention, drawing crowds who travel to the warmer climates to enjoy the weather and watch their favorite teams play, and spring training usually coincides with spring break for many college students.
Spring training typically lasts almost two months, starting in mid February and running until just before the season opening day (and often right at the end of spring training, some teams will play spring training games on the same day other teams have opening day of the season), traditionally the first week of April. Pitchers and catchers report to spring training first because pitchers benefit from a longer training period due to the exhaustive nature of the position. A week or two later, the position players arrive and team practice begins. Major League Baseball in Tucson. Catch all the excitement as the Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago White Sox, Colorado Rockies and other big league teams play practically every day in March.
To the park and the box
Turn off Ajo onto Forgeus. Note the Korean War Memorial that you may want to visit on this same trip. Park between the pool facility and playing fields of Sam Lena Park. You are in the midst of the Kino Recreational Complex near Tucson Electric Park and the home of the Diamondbacks. Locate Ramada 4 and stand under the four. ( I was told that the ramada number signs have been taken down move to the next clue) Locate the sign on the northeast end of the park at 100 degrees from a ramada that is supposed to say: “No Vehicles Allowed on Exercise Trail.” Move to that sign. Which way to go? Choose the path that will follow approximately 30 degrees. At 35 paces you will see a Prickly Pear. Another 11 paces you will find another Prickly Pear. Just 35 more paces and look for the conjoined Eucalyptus twins. Spring Training is playing behind these twins under a natural looking SPOR. After stamping in please make the SPOR look as natural as possible to not arouse suspicion. Box is camouflaged.
Distance: less than 1 mile
Elevation Gain: 0 feet