Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Yankees Announce Spring Training Stuff

With only 3 months left until spring training the Yankees release a little bit of news of what they have in store for the wonderful preseason.
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees are keeping Spring Training ticket prices at their 2008 levels.
Tickets for games at newly renamed Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla., will cost $17-31, the team said Tuesday.
New York opens Spring Training on Feb. 25 against Toronto at Dunedin, then starts the 18-game home portion of its schedule the following day against Tampa Bay. The Yankees said it was the earliest start to their Spring Training schedule in at least 60 years.
Included in the home schedule are exhibitions against the United States (March 3) and Canada (March 5) ahead of the World Baseball Classic. At the start of the initial tournament, in 2006, the Yankees briefly posted a sign at their Spring Training home, saying they "did not vote to support this e
vent" and "we are sorry that certain players will not be present for portions of Spring Training."
Pitchers and catchers report Feb. 13, with the first workout the next day. The spring training schedule ends April 3-4 against the Chicago Cubs with the first exhibitions at the new Yankee Stadium. The first regular-season game at the $1.3 billion ballpark is scheduled for April 16 against Cleveland. source

George is looking forward to kickin it in "Steinbrenner Field"