Just a short 24 hours ago we were cheering and welcoming the Diamondbacks back from Australia and celebrating the beginning of another season of Spring Training at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. Now today we are saying farewell to this impressive venue as Spring Training comes to a close and the regular season is about to begin, again. No, seriously it really was yesterday that we were welcoming the Diamondbacks back to Salt River Fields.

I thought last year was weird when Spring Training started early so that players could get ready for the World Baseball Classic then return to the Major League Baseball teams to prepare for the regular season. This year was even worse. The good news was that the Spring Training started a week earlier. The bad news was there was a week of Spring Training lost so that the Diamondbacks could fly to Australia, have their pictures taken with a kangaroo and drop two games to the Los Angeles Dodgers.


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