Spring Training in Scottsdale, AZ

A week of fun and sun was just what we needed to break up the days of rain and cold here in Seattle.  One of our first stops on our sunny adventure was Scottsdale, AZ to see the Mariners take on the San Francisco Giants at the Giants’ “home field”.  We made a day of it; first checking out downtown Scottsdale, finding a spot for lunch, and finally heading to the game.

We didn’t have a lot of time to explore, but we took in some noteworthy sights.

I highly recommend breakfast, lunch, brunch, etc… at Distrito.  I had the Torta de Huevos.  Excellent.

Now on to the main event: the baseball game.  I have to shift my focus when attending sporting events with Bergen.  The overall experience is still a whole lot of fun, but there is a lot more focus on exploring the venue rather than actually paying attention to the game. We spent very little time in our seats, so I wouldn’t recommend spending a lot of money on those.  With B strapped into the ergo, we did several laps around the park; stopping for a beer, taking in the game at all angles, checking in on the practicing pitchers, and of course lots of people watching.

A great ballpark, super family-friendly, everyone was having a good time…AND the Mariners won!


6 thoughts on “Spring Training in Scottsdale, AZ

  1. It has been a long time since I’ve been to a Spring Training game. I remember a day at Scottsdale Stadium long ago when I witnessed the only unpleasant moment of the best way to see baseball–such is Spring Training. It was witnessing Jose Cansaco with his true stripes. Read about it in the middle of this piece: http://theclarencewhiteblog.wordpress.com/2011/07/22/a-lesson-from-harmon-killebrew-friday-may-20-2011/.

    Seeing the baby reminds me of taking my son to see the Bowie (Maryland) Bay Sox, Baltimore’s AA farm team. He was about 14 months old. He was captivated by the field. It must have been the ballet of the game around the geometry of the ball park. He is a math whiz, and is interest in baseball persists. The Bay Sox stadium is about the same speed and size as a spring training game. It was a beautiful introduction to a beautiful game.

    Sorry I could not join you or Bunny. Maybe next year.

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    • Absolutely! We are looking forward to our next trip to the Phoenix area in March. We have tickets for a Mariners-Dodgers game…excited to check out a new (to us) ball park.

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