Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Spring Training Lakeland, FL

One of the other fun activities we did while Camping Buddy Becky was accompanying the Tank in Florida was to attend a Detroit Tiger Spring Training game versus the Toronto Blue Jays at the Tigers' beautiful Marchant Joker (no idea where "Joker" gets into the name) Stadium in Lakeland, FL.

Sold out Marchant Stadium.
If you are ever in Florida in March I would strongly advise attending a game or two, it's a blast!  Our plan had been to attend two games but the first one got rained out but, as you can see from the photos, the game we DID attend had perfect sunny 78 degree weather.

We definitely weren't in the "front row".
If you do decide to go to Marchant Joker Stadium for a game our advice is to plan to arrive at least an hour before game time as there's somewhat an air of pandemonium regarding the purchase of tickets and which line is "Will Call" and which is for purchasing tickets.  Also, don't expect top-notch major league action as the managers play a lot of rookies to see who is going to make the trip north with the team for the regular season.  We left with the Tigers up 10-0, before the game was over the Tigers had scored 8 more runs, a real cliffhanger!

The Berm behind Left Field.  Work on your tan while you watch the game!
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