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Mock Reviews Joker Marchant Stadium and Steinbrenner Field Renovations

Joe Mock BaseballParks Joe Mock from BaseballParks.com takes a look at the “sweeping renovations” at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland (FL) and George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa (FL) that were completed in preparation for the 2017 spring-training season.  Read more and view photos here.

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Revolutionary Salt River Fields

Joe Mock BaseballParksArizona Diamondbacks LogoColorado Rockies LogoJoe Mock from BaseballParks.com takes look at Salt River Fields — the impressive baseball complex near Scottsdale (AZ) that revolutionized MLB spring training.  An edited version of Mock’s article appeared in the USA TODAY Spring Training Preview on Feb. 22, 2017.  Read more and view photos here.

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The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches Makes Debut

Houston Astros New LogoWashington Nationals LogoA ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred, the owners of both teams and other local and county officials highlighted opening festivities for The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches.  Read more and view photos and news report here.

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With Late-Inning Construction Push, Ballpark to Open Tuesday

Houston Astros New LogoWashington Nationals LogoThe Ballpark of the Palm Beaches will be ready to play ball for the first time on Tuesday but only because of a late-inning rally by construction crews and city inspectors inside the main stadium.  Read more and view photo here.

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Astros, Nats New Spring Training Facility to Open Feb. 18

Houston Astros New LogoWashington Nationals LogoThe first day the general public will be allowed on The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches complex is Feb. 18, the same day the Houston Astros hold their first full-squad workouts with pitchers, catchers and position players.  The Washington Nationals hold their first full-squad workouts on Feb. 19.  Read more and view complex aerial photo here.

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Giant Astros Logo Statue Installed Outside New Spring Training Clubhouse

Houston Astros New LogoWashington Nationals LogoIt’ll be easy to spot the new spring training home of the Houston Astros in West Palm Beach (FL) — just look for the team’s giant 30-feet high star logo outside their clubhouse at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches.  In the coming days, a giant Washington Nationals curly “W” will installed outside their clubhouse.   Read more and watch installation here.

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Spring Training, Okinawa Style

Nippon Professional Baseball LogoCompared to that of Major League Baseball, spring training in Japan comes a bit earlier and with a lot of hype on Okinawa.  Last week, all 12 Nippon Professional Baseball Organization (NPB) teams began spring training, with all players reporting to the teams.  Read more here.

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