Wednesday, March 4, 2015


Tuesday, March 4 – The main reason we came to Phoenix this spring is to attend Cleveland Indians Spring Training. They play their pre-season games in Goodyear, AZ, a suburb of Phoenix. They are a member of the fifteen team Cactus League.

Cleveland Indians

This is the “home” opener for the Indians. They played yesterday against the Cincinnati Reds but were the visiting team. They play the Reds again today and are the home team.

We arrived early to the ball park to enjoy the atmosphere and to explore the stadium. The weather was absolutely gorgeous.

For our family and friends back in Ohio.Cleveland Indians

We have been here two other times, but it's as exciting today as it was in the past. We even sat in the same section of the stadium as we did in the past.

The boys of summer ready to play some ball.
Spring training Cleveland Indians

Matt Underwood and Rick Manning, our TV announcers.

We are on the first base line between first base and right field. Great area for a chance to catch a foul ball. Great seats, but no foul balls came near this time.

Do you recognize anyone in the photo below?
Cleveland Indians

We thought Marsha was a huge fan. This guy has got her beat by a mile.

Cleveland Indians spring training

The teams are still trying out many of the younger players and trying to figure out who to keep in the big league and who to play in the minors. There are about 65 players in camp today. They need to shave this down to 40 before the beginning of the regular season.

Starting pitcher for the Tribe….Josh Tomlin.
The weather was absolutely gorgeous

Play ball.
Spring training Cleveland Indians

To top it off the day, the Indians were victorious! Go Tribe.

Spring training Cleveland Indians

After the game the senior fans were invited to “stroll the bases.” We didn't waste any time getting over to the field gate. As a matter of fact, we were the first in line and led the fans around the infield. Pretty exciting, hey!

Spring training Cleveland Indians

Spring training Cleveland Indians

Marsha crosses home plate ahead of the pack.
Spring training Cleveland Indians

Next up is a game this Sunday, March 8th against the Texas Rangers. We are attending this game with friends and fellow RV'ers, Janice and Dave. The game is being held in Surprise, AZ, the Rangers home field, so check back and see how bad the Indians defeat the Rangers! Go Tribe!

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y’all back real soon. Have a great day!