Monthly Archives: February 2013

The unofficial start of the baseball season is here with the arrival of pitchers, catchers and players to spring training.  There are two different spring training camps, the Cactus League and the Grapefruit League.  Each league has a number of teams assigned to it and the players live in that area for the next 45 days, warming up, hitting batting practice (BP) and getting back in shape.  The teams play each other in front of a live audience.  The Cactus League plays in the greater Phoenix area in Arizona and the Grapefruit League can be found within the state of Florida.  Each team has its own spring training park just like in the majors.  Some teams spend a great deal of money to build extraordinary spring training fields…just to practice!

I am lucky enough to live in Arizona and have traveled to many different spring training parks.  There is nothing like being outside, laying in a sea of green grass because we only buy tickets for the lawn, getting an early tan.  Because these games do not count in the official record, it is really fun to people watch.  Even the hardcore fan cannot help but getting a glimpse of  ‘did you see that walking by?’

Sisters, regardless of whether you live in Arizona, Florida or any other state, your man is a baseball fan.  Find out the name of his favorite team and look up the Cactus League and Grapefruit League to find where his team plays spring training.  Next year, make plans to get out of dodge and visit the team’s park.  Start trying to use sports to compromise; take a couple of days to watch a game or two then get your guy to agree to a spa day or a shopping spree.

I am originally from Boston.  I physically live in Arizona now because you do not have to shovel sunshine but my sports heart lives in Boston.  And why not?  In the last nine years, each of the four major sports teams has won one at least one championship and before that the Boston Celtics (basketball) had Larry Bird.

It is very exciting to be from a sports town.  I have dated mostly Boston sports fans too but I have dabbled in other sports cities like Chicago and now Pittsburgh.  It has really given me an appreciation for other city sports traditions.  For example, the Chicago Cubs (baseball) have a song they play at the end of every winning game and I love it!  It is called Go Cubs Go.  I love this song so much that I just bought tickets to my first Spring Training game this season, San Francisco Giants v Chicago Cubs, this Sunday, where I will root for the Cubs to win so I can sing along.


Welcome to my blog, Gals Got Game.  Check out the subject of this site by visiting the About page.  If it piques your interest, move to the First Date page.  Keep checking back as I will keep the site, and you, updated with pertinent sports information.  Use it to get the attention from your man that you deserve.  Just do it by speaking his language.

Coming soon, Movie Night and Second Date pages along with more posts about today’s sports news.