When it comes to baseball, Spring Training takes the cake. $8 tickets? Don’t mind if I do. Seats so close you can see the players blink? Yes, please. I tip my hat to whoever came up with Spring Training games. However, after tipping my hat, I can’t help but scratch my head at the locations.
You have two choices – you can bake and hang out with the local cacti while you enjoy Arizona’s finest spring baseball, or you can steam and slurp on a juicy grapefruit while you enjoy Florida’s finest Spring baseball. Whatever you choose you are likely to walk out with a sunburn and, possibly, a minor to severe heat rash, and, if you’re lucky, a fly ball. It sounds unpleasant but, believe it or not, that doesn’t stop thousands of people from flocking to Arizona and/or Florida to see their favorite players and teams play every spring – and sometimes for less than ten buckaroonies at that.
Now, before you Florida and Arizona natives start shouting obscenities at me through your monitor, let me say one thing. I am from the south and I now live in Arizona, so I have extensive experience with both the kinds of heat. It’s either dry or wet – take your pick. I will say this though; both the Arizona deserts and the Florida beaches offer spectacular views.
Fortunately, even though you can’t do much about the heat while you’re outside at the game, when you’re done root-root-rooting for the home team, you can come to your home away from home and enjoy the comfort of your Best Western a/c unit until your next game – and with 53 Best Western hotels in Arizona and a whopping 93 hotels in Florida you shouldn’t have any problems finding a hotel close to your favorite team’s stadium no matter where you choose to go. I mentioned the spectacular views right? Well, each Best Western hotel, whether in Florida or Arizona, comes with a complimentary view when you rent a room – how nice!