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2014 Spring Training Reporting Dates: Major-League Teams

Organization Pitchers & Catchers First
Workout
Position
Players
First full workout
Arizona D-Backs Feb. 6 Feb. 7 Feb. 11 Feb. 12
Atlanta Braves Feb. 13 Feb. 14 Feb. 18 Feb. 19
Baltimore Orioles Feb. 13 Feb. 14 Feb. 18 Feb. 19
Boston Red Sox Feb. 15 Feb. 17 Feb. 18 Feb. 20
Chicago Cubs Feb.13 Feb. 14 Feb. 18 Feb. 19
Chicago White Sox Feb. 15 Feb. 16 Feb. 20 Feb. 21
Cincinnati Reds Feb. 14 Feb. 15 Feb. 19 Feb. 20
Cleveland Indians Feb. 11 Feb. 13 Feb. 15 Feb. 17
Colorado Rockies Feb. 15 Feb. 16 Feb. 21 Feb. 22
Detroit Tigers Feb. 13 Feb. 14 Feb. 17 Feb. 18
Houston Astros Feb. 15 Feb. 16 Feb. 19 Feb. 20
Kansas City Royals Feb. 14 Feb. 15 Feb. 19 Feb. 20
Los Angeles Angels Feb. 13 Feb. 14 Feb. 18 Feb. 19
Los Angeles Dodgers Feb. 8 Feb. 9 Feb. 13 Feb. 14
Miami Marlins Feb. 16 Feb. 17 Feb. 20 Feb. 21
Milwaukee Brewers Feb. 15 Feb. 16 Feb. 21 Feb. 22
Minnesota Twins Feb. 16 Feb. 17 Feb. 21 Feb. 22
New York Mets Feb. 15 Feb. 16 Feb. 20 Feb. 21
New York Yankees Feb. 14 Feb. 15 Feb. 19 Feb. 20
Oakland Athletics Feb. 14 Feb. 15 Feb. 19 Feb. 20
Philadelphia Phillies Feb. 12 Feb. 13 Feb. 17 Feb. 18
Pittsburgh Pirates Feb. 12 Feb.13 Feb. 17 Feb. 18
St. Louis Cardinals Feb. 12 Feb. 13 Feb. 17 Feb. 18
San Diego Padres Feb. 13 Feb. 14 Feb. 18 Feb. 19
San Francisco Giants Feb. 14 Feb. 15 Feb. 18 Feb. 19
Seattle Mariners Feb. 12 Feb. 13 Feb. 17 Feb. 18
Tampa Bay Rays Feb. 14 Feb. 15 Feb. 19 Feb.20
Texas Rangers Feb. 16 Feb. 17 Feb. 19 Feb. 20
Toronto
Blue Jays
Feb. 16 Feb. 19 Feb. 20 Feb. 21
Washington
Nationals
Feb. 13 Feb. 14 Feb. 18 Feb. 19

Today we celebrated Henry Hank Aaron 80th birthday.

The first game I ever took my wife to was a Brave, Mets game at Shea Stadium in 1970 to see Hank Aaron. At that time the media were starting the buzz can he break Ruth’s 714 home run record? We also went to the last game he ever played in New York at Yankee Stadium, then a Milwaukee Brewer. He played only in the middle game of 3 game series and got a hit in his final plate appearance. The Brewers had announced that would be the only game he would appear in. For me, that was a no brainier who would not want to see one of the greatest players of all-time for the last time? In his 4th and final plate appearance he flied out as he rounded the bases heading to the dugout wave to the crowd he was given one more standing ovation. In my archives, I have a series of shots from his final at bat in NY, and coming off the field, and waving to fans. It did not stop until he came out of the dugout for one final appearance. It is one of those special moments you store away, and on a special day like today it makes me feel connected to Henry Hank Aaron…

Happy Birthday Hank Aaron!

Earlier today I posted a link to Jayson Stark’s Blog on “Inching towards collision ban.more replay” little did I expect this announcement: MLB clubs unanimously approved expansion of instant replay. MajorLeague umps will serve as replay officials, who will make final call; All replays may be shown in-park…

http://www.prosportsdaily.com/Headlines/ExternalArticle?articleId=284866

Yankee Stadium 2008  www.ballparkprints.com
Yankee Stadium 2008
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Starting off the new year one of my primary goals is to blog at least once a week. Not being a natural, fluid writer is the reason that I am putting this pressure on myself. Being a visual person my skills in art and photography afforded me a fantastic career and because of that my writing skills weakened. I mostly wrote business outlines, proposals, and short brief letters. But, my goal is also to share my photography and, the photography of Ozzie Sweet (that can be purchased at http://www.ballparkprints.com) of ballparks that I travel to and, the occasional brief comments on the greatest game in my opinion baseball, and other interest that I have. So bear with me as I start this new  journey in my life