Saturday, March 30, 2013
How do you answer this: “What does Spring Training mean to you?”
Baseball is not just a game. It is an economic driver, from the tourists who journey to the Sunshine State to take in a game, to the grounds crews, ticket takers and concessionaires who depend on those salaries. As the 67th spring training season in Clearwater comes to a close on a brisk spring Thursday, March 28, baseball seems as popular as ever. Crowds jam the roads leading to Bright House Field for their chance to see the Philadelphia Phillies and aging ace Roy Halladay close out the Grapefruit League season with a game against spring training city rivals, the Toronto Blue Jays. The Phillies play in Clearwater at Bright House Field. The Blue Jays play nearby in Dunedin. The teams play two more spring training games at Citizens Bank …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Roy Halladay starts as the Phillies play the Blue Jays in the final Spring Training game in Clearwater at 1:05 p.m. Thursday at Bright House Field, 601 N Old Coachman Road.
Roy Halladay gets a final Spring Training tune up when he starts for the Phillies against the Blue Jays in the final Grapefruit League game Thursday at Bright House Field. Brandon Morrow is expected to start for the Blue Jays, according to mlb.com. Sergio Santos and Brett Cecil are also expected to pitch. Halladay's performace has been a question. He allowed 11 of 18 batters to reach base in a minor league game Saturday, March 23 at the Carpenter Complex, according to mlb.com. Before that, he picked up a no decision after giving up a hit, a walk and a strikeout before leaving after an inning with a stomach virus against the Orioles March 17. Halladay is slated to start the season Wednesday, April 3 against the Braves. Related coverage: …
Sunday, March 3, 2013
The Phillies play the Blue Jays at 1:05 p.m. at Bright House Field.
The Phillies divide the day playing split squad games against the Blue Jays and Orioles Sunday. Aaron Cook starts the game for the Phillies when they play the Blue Jays at Bright House Field. Justin De Fratus and Antonio Bastardo are also expected to pitch, according to mlb.com. Rickey Romero pitches for the Blue Jays. Also scheduled to appear are Sergio Santos, Aaron Loup, Brett Cecil and Justin Germano, according to mlb.com. Kyle Kendrick starts the game against the Orioles at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota. Sign up for the free Clearwater Patch email newsletter to stay connected to your community. Phillies vs. Blue Jays Starters: Aaron Cook, Ricky Romero When: 1:05 p.m. Sunday, March 3 Where: Bright House Field, 601 N Old Coachman Road …
Saturday, March 26, 2011
There are only a couple Spring Training games left.
Catch the Phillies and the Blue Jays in a battle of the Kyles at 1:05 p.m. today. After all, there are only a couple of Grape Fruit league games left. Right-hander Kyle Kendrick gets the start for the Phillies, according to Major League Baseball. And the Blue Jays will send top prospect Kyle Drabek to the mound. The Blue Jays (13-12) are three games back of the Grapefruit League leading Phillies (18-11).