Detroit Tigers Spring Training Game

This past week my coworker and I were in Orlando for a work conference and had a several large chunks of time available for us to do some exploring. While our initial impulse was to try to fit in one of the many, many theme parks that call Orlando home, we quickly eliminated that option due to time crunches only allowing a few rushed hours in the park prior to closing. However, we could hardly contain our excitement upon realizing that one of the afternoons we had free coincided with the Detroit Tigers Grapefruit League, i.e., spring training, season opener in Lakeland, Florida, which was a relatively short drive from the resort that the conference was being held. I’ve been a Tigers fan for as long as I can remember. Many of my earliest and lasting memories of my Great Grandma involve her avidly listening to every Tigers baseball game on the radio, while working her way through one of her crossword puzzle books. Needless to say, I’ve always wanted to go to one of their spring training games! Tiffany and I thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Joker Marchant’s Stadium during which we had beautiful, sunny weather, despite the Tigers losing to the Baltimore Orioles! Check out our photos below!


If you’re wondering how Tiffany and I filled the rest of the free time during our trip we soaked in the rays poolside and at Cocoa Beach before having to head back to wintery Michigan.  I finished Jeff VanderMeer’s Annihilation and absolutely loved it!  Stay tuned for a book review!



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  2. Being in Florida, this is one of my perks for putting up with the Hurricane season. Now that the Nationals and Astros moved to the Palm Beaches – I have four teams within a few minutes of home. Cardinals and Marlins in Jupiter and the afore mentioned teams in West Palm. I have been to the Joker Merchant Stadium as well to take in the Tigers before the recent renovation. Love seeing Al Kaline’s parking spot. Thanks for reposting this in your 2017 review. Sorry I missed it the first go around.

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