The Phillies’ Spring Training Schedule is Out, and it’s Awful

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What a terrible Spring Training schedule.

Last year (and most previous years) games began in very late February or early March. Not this year. Thanks to the extra Wild Card game and the need to start the season a few days earlier the World Baseball Classic, the Phillies will kick their Spring Training schedule off on February 23, against Houston, meaning that the first two weeks will make for horrible trip options. To make matters worse, the Phillies will only be home two of five Saturdays and there is not one weekend with back-to-back home games (and that includes Fridays!). Although, the Yankees game on March 16 is in Tampa and there may be a split-squad game at home, too.

This year, the Phillies were home four out of five Saturdays in March. And three out of four in 2011.

The team also announced that pitchers and catcher will report on February 12. The full squad on February 15. And Chase Utley on or around June 15.

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13 Responses

  1. Those of us who can’t afford to travel to Florida at a whim to watch exhibition baseball featuring people who will never make the Phillies roster for a game that matters couldn’t give less of a fuck about how awful the spring training schedule is. Flyers, I miss you.

  2. But almost every away game is within an hour of Clearwater. I don’t understand what the problem is. And February in Florida is beautiful. Why would the first two weeks be terrible?

  3. How is this blog reputable? I used to read it and enjoy its content, but it is pretty bad. I just read the comments anymore.

  4. Complaining about Spring Training baseball, in FL, in February when its a shitty 24* in Philly is like complaining about a blow job

  5. That shit about Utley isn’t funny you little fuck stick! Bring your mamma a 30 pack of PBR now you snot nosed punk!

  6. If you have enough time and money to take a whole week off for a Florida trip, you’ll be fine.
    If you’re not going at all, you won’t notice anything different. It will just be late winter in Philly.
    But, if you’re like me and you’re trying to plan a short trip away from work to catch a few games at Bright House, the schedule sucks. Hard to find back to back home games, or a weekend with more than one home game. It not whining, its truth.

  7. OMG, the Spring Training schedule sucks!
    Game on St Paddy’s Day? Check.
    I could care less about the rest of it.
    See you there.

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