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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Spring Training schedule released

The Yankees released their Spring Training schedule this afternoon. They will open Grapefruit League play on Wednesday, Feb. 25 (92 days away!) against the Toronto Blue Jays in Dunedin, Fla. - the earliest start to the Yankees' Spring Training schedule in over 60 years. Fascinating! The home opener will take place the next day at 1:15 p.m. against the reigning American League champion Tampa Bay Rays.

Get this: ticket prices at George M. Steinbrenner Field will remain the same as they were last year. How very thoughtful of the Yankees. I guess they'll have a lot of money to throw around when they charge $250,000 for the primo seats in the new Stadium.

Also, the Yankees will face Team USA and Team Canada in early March in World Baseball Classic tuneups. Will Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez play against the Yankees? That would be quite a sight to see.

Remember, the Yankees will play two games against the Chicago Cubs on April 3 and 4 at the new Stadium. The regular season home opener will be played on the 16th.

Tickets for the whole Spring Training schedule will go on sale beginning the second week of December and individual tickets will go on sale in January.

Oh yeah, pitchers and catchers report on Feb. 13. That's 80 days away, but who's counting?

4 comments:

http://janeheller.mlblogs.com said...

I can't wait for spring training. It can't come soon enough for me!

Rob Abruzzese said...

I imagine that Jeter would go 3-4 and Arod would go 0-4 with three K's if they faced the Yankees. Too much pressure for Arod.

Actually I doubt both will be involved this time around. The Yankees will once again discourage most of their players from participating.

Andrew Fletcher said...

I know Cashman said Matsui is out because of his knee surgery. I'm sure Jeter will want to participate, but maybe A-Rod won't want to annoy the Dominican Republic by playing for the US again and just sit out.

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