Dodgers Pitchers and Catchers Report in One Week
One week from today Dodgers pitchers and catchers will be headed to Camelback Ranch.
My favorite words to hear during the baseball off-season are “pitchers and catchers report”. It means that we are just one step closer to Opening Day!
Next Friday, February 19th will be that day for Dodgers pitchers and catchers to report to Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Arizona. The first workout will be scheduled the next morning, Saturday February 20th. From then on out practices will be open to the public. If you live anywhere near Glendale or are visiting Arizona for Spring Training, be sure to head out to the back fields of Camelback and see your favorite Dodgers at they prepare for the upcoming season!
Position players are scheduled to report next Wednesday, February 24th and the first full squad workout with pitchers, catchers and position players is scheduled for Thursday, February 25th.
Most practices start around 9:30 or 10AM on the surrounding fields at Camelback Ranch. The fields are shared between the Dodgers and the Chicago White Sox.
The Dodgers open their Cactus League schedule against the White Sox on March 3. Their final game will be played on March 30. Which means spring training is all of 41 days in the Arizona desert.
I personally have had the pleasure of going to spring training for the past four seasons and highly recommend it. If you want to meet and experience the Dodgers like never before this is the perfect opportunity for you. Unlike most spring training ballparks, Camelback does not charge for parking so you can freely park in their lots hours before the games and take in a practice.
Either way, we are just seven days away from baseball in the desert folks! we have almost officially survived the dreaded off-season. Here’s to a successful spring training and hopefully a great 2016 season for the Dodgers!