It’s never too early to look ahead to spring training. It enables me to skip winter and avoid that snow shovel.
A few teams have released tentative schedules for exhibition games, and you can find a master Grapefruit League schedule right here.
The Orioles play the Phillies March 8 in Clearwater and March 11 and 19 in Sarasota. They play the Astros March 12 in Kissimmee anad March 15 in Sarasota.
The Cardinals released their schedule and the Orioles aren’t on it.
Another tradition dies.
These teams usually meet 20 times every spring. I know more about the Cardinals and Marlins than I do any other club in baseball.
The Marlins haven’t released their schedule, so there’s still a possibility that I end up in Fort Lauderdale for one night, making the drive to Jupiter in the morning and then back to Sarasota after the final out.
Last year, the Orioles played back-to-back games at Roger Dean Stadium.