The baseball stars easiest to catch are on teams that use the area as home base. Just check the daily spring training schedules in the sports section and you'll easily find Blue Jays Joe Carter, Roberto Alomar, John Olerud, Paul Molitor; Phillies Lenny Dykstra, John Kruk, Darren Daulton; Cardinals Gregg Jefferies, Ozzie Smith; Orioles Cal Ripken, Rafael Palmeiro, Mike Mussina; and Reds Barry Larkin, Kevin Mitchell, Jose Rijo.
Meanwhile, you can mark your calendar with the dates other stars are headed for the area.
Red Sox: Mo Vaughn, Roger Clemens; 1:05 p.m. March 9 at Dunedin, 1:05 p.m. March 24 at Clearwater.
Indians: Carlos Baerga, Albert Belle, Kenny Lofton, Eddie Murray, Dennis Martinez; 1:05 p.m. March 9 at St. Petersburg, 1:05 p.m. March 11, 20 and 30 at Plant City, and 1:05 p.m. March 26 at Dunedin.
Tigers: Cecil Fielder; 1:05 p.m. March 21 at Clearwater, 1:05 p.m. March 15 and 26 at Plant City; 1:35 p.m. March 30 at Dunedin.
Dodgers: Mike Piazza; 1:05 p.m. March 18 at Clearwater, 1:05 p.m. March 19 at St. Petersburg.
Twins: Kirby Puckett; 1:05 p.m. March 18 and 25 at St. Petersburg, 1:35 p.m. March 23 at Dunedin.
Yankees: Wade Boggs, Don Mattingly, Danny Tartabull; 1:35 p.m. March 13 at Dunedin.
Pirates: Andy Van Slyke, 1:05 p.m. March 4 and 12 at Clearwater; 1:05 p.m. March 6 and 7:35 p.m. 18 at Plant City, 1:35 p.m. March 15 at Dunedin, 1:05 p.m. March 23 and 29 at St. Petersburg.
Rangers: Jose Canseco, Juan Gonzalez, Will Clark; 1:35 p.m. March 10 at Dunedin, 1:05 p.m. March 12, 26 and 28 at St. Petersburg.
White Sox: Michael Jordan, Frank Thomas; 1:35 p.m. March 7 at Dunedin and 1:05 p.m. March 22 and 31 at St. Petersburg.
Area practice locations
These are the practice locations for the area teams: Cincinnati Reds, Plant City complex, 1900 South Park Road, Plant City; Philadelphia Phillies, Carpenter Complex, 651 Old Coachman Road, Clearwater; St. Louis Cardinals, Busch Complex, 7901 30th Ave. N, St. Petersburg; Toronto Blue Jays, Englehart Complex, 1700 Solon Ave. Dunedin.