Diamonds in the Desert: A Baseball Blog from Tucson


Spring Training…in TUCSON!!
February 2, 2012, 16:56
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The Tucson Padres have just posted exciting news on their Facebook account!  They announced that there will be TWO Spring Training games at Kino Stadium here in Tucson in March 2012!   Here are the details as stated in their announcement:

Major League Spring Training is returning to Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium on Sunday, March 18 when the San Diego Padres host the Colorado Rockies at 1:05 p.m. The Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers are playing five days later on Friday, March 23 at 1:05 p.m. Gates open at 11:30 a.m. for both games. The Tucson Padres staff is overseeing all game operations for both Spring Training games.  The Pima County Sports & Tourism Authority, Pima County, the Chicago White Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers have committed the proceeds from the March 23 game to the Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Foundation. The Pima County Sports & Tourism Authority, Pima County, the Chicago White Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers have committed the proceeds from the March 23 game to the Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Foundation. Christina-Taylor’s passing on January 8, 2011 affected the Dodgers organization closely; her father John Green is a scout for the Dodgers. (details)

(P.S.  If you’re a Tucson baseball fan and have a Facebook account, I’d recommend you “LIKE” the Tucson Padres page.  Not only will they keep you up-to-date on important news, but during the AAA season they often post ballpark “specials” just for Facebook fans!  It’s a win-win!)

(Disclaimer – This posting has not been reviewed/approved by Pima County, the City of Tucson, the Tucson Padres, Tucson AAA Baseball, Arizona Diamondbacks, San Diego Padres, PCL, MiLB, MLB, National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues, Tucson Baseball LLC, or any other baseball official and represents the views and biases of the author alone)

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Glad to hear about the games and that they’re benefitting the foundation.

Comment by Lois B

Definitely good news on both counts! (And everso interesting that it’s not the Diamondbacks bringing a game to Tucson…)

Comment by windersblog




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