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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.

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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