Spring Training: It’s Like Heaven, Only Better

Posted: 25th November 2009 by Farid Rushdi in MLB
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Thanksgiving Day has a very special meaning to me. Oh sure, there are family and friends and turkey and football. But that's a given. However, in my life, Thanksgiving is all about baseball. It was on that day 24 years ago that I left the blizzards and barren trees, the yellow grass and the smoking chimneys of middle-America for Southern Florida and year-round Spring Training. I wrote this story last winter, but as I again sit in a house darkened by the greying skies that is winter's worst, I thought now might be a good time to remember why baseball is like no other sport. Happy Thanksgiving. Over the next month or two, stories about spring training will sprout up across the nation like grass on a freshly manicured Florida diamond. Professional writers like Jayson Stark and ...

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