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Spring training road trip

Spring training games get under way this week, and we have you covered with a plan to see the best games in every Grapefruit League stadium. So fill the tank with gas and enjoy the schedule we've set up for you.

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February 25

Reds at Rays

1:05 p.m. at Port Charlotte

The first game in the new spring home for B.J. Upton, left, Carl Crawford and the Rays.

February 26

Rays at Yankees

1:15 p.m. at Tampa

Last spring, these teams brawled.

February 27

Red Sox at Rays

1:05 p.m. at Port Charlotte

The first meeting of last year's ALCS teams.

February 28

Rays at Phillies

1:05 p.m. at Clearwater

A rematch of last year's World Series.

March 1

Phillies at Braves

1:05 p.m. at Disney

Rays fans can go boo the Phillies.

March 2

Reds at Pirates

1:05 p.m at Bradenton

Too bad this game is in 2009 instead of 1979.

March 3

U.S. at Yankees

1:15 p.m. at Tampa

See Derek Jeter, below, play against the Yankees.

March 4

U.S. at Blue Jays

1:05 p.m. at Dunedin

America vs. Canada. Well, kind of.

March 5

U.S. at Phillies

12:05 p.m. at Clearwater

The last of the World Classic exhibition games.

March 6

Nationals at Orioles

1:05 p.m. at Fort Lauderdale

The start of a weekend swing on the east coast.

March 7

Nationals at Mets

1:10 p.m. at Port St. Lucie

The lone visit of the spring to the Mets' home.

March 8

Marlins at Cardinals

1:05 p.m. at Jupiter

This can be your one visit to Jupiter. Now head back home.

March 9

Blue Jays at Yankees

1:15 p.m. at Tampa

Wonder if fans will be cheering or booing A-Rod.

March 10

Braves at Astros

1:05 p.m. at Kissimmee

This Astros team is one watch in 2009.

March 11

Pirates at Blue Jays

1:05 p.m. at Dunedin

Watching a game in Dunedin remains a spring training pleasure.

March 12

Phillies at Rays

1:05 p.m. at Port Charlotte

Another World Series rematch, meaning it will probably rain.

March 13

Yankees at Red Sox

7:05 p.m. at Fort Myers

One of only two meetings in the spring between these rivals. Spend the night.

March 14

Red Sox at Orioles

1:05 p.m. at Fort Lauderdale

Head to Lauderdale, watch the game, spend the night.

March 15

Mets at Marlins

1:05 p.m. at Jupiter

The Marlins should think about training in St. Petersburg.

March 16

Cardinals at Tigers

1:05 p.m. at Lakeland

Joker Marchant Stadium is another spring training jewel.

March 17

Reds at Phillies

1:05 p.m. at Clearwater

Bright House Field is the nicest of all spring homes.

March 18

Yankees at Astros

1:05 p.m. at Kissimmee

The start of a Disney trip, so pack a bag.

March 19

Tigersat Braves

7:05 p.m. at Disney

Spend the afternoon at a theme park then go to the game. Spend the night.

March 20

Marlins at Braves

1:05 p.m. at Disney

Spend the afternoon at the game then go to a theme park. Spend the night.

March 21

Cardinals at Nationals

1:05 p.m. at Viera

Get up and make the drive to the east coast.

March 22

Yankeesat Rays

1:05 p.m. at Port Charlotte

The Yankees' only trip to the Rays' spring home.

March 23

Rays at Pirates

1:05 p.m. at Bradenton

A short trip over the Skyway to see the Rays.

March 24

Red Sox at Yankees

7:15 p.m. at Tampa

You'll probably have to buy tickets from a scalper to see this one.

March 25

Red Sox at Reds

1:05 p.m. at Sarasota

Brings back memories of the classic 1975 World Series.

March 26

Yankees at Phillies

1:05 p.m. at Clearwater

A 2009 World Series preview?

March 27

Raysat Twins

1:05 p.m. at Fort Myers

Pack a bag for a long stay in Fort Myers.

March 28

Twins at Red Sox

1:05 p.m. at Fort Myers

Game 2 of the Fort Myers trip.

March 29

Cardinals at Twins

1:05 p.m. at Fort Myers

See two of the most consistent franchises of the past 25 years.

March 30

Raysat Twins

1:05 p.m. at Fort Myers

Rays fans can boo Delmon Young if they choose.

March 31

Raysat Red Sox

1:05 p.m. at Fort Myers

Say hello to Rocco Baldelli, right.

April 1

Twinsat Rays

1:05 p.m. at Port Charlotte

Last chance to see the Rays in Florida until the regular season.

April 2

Nationals at Phillies

1:05 p.m.at Clearwater

You still have a couple of more days of games, but make this your finale.

Spring training road trip 02/21/09 [Last modified: Saturday, February 21, 2009 10:00pm]
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