Spring training in Arizona - LA Dodgers edition

Hi fans of ridiculously soft throw blankets,                               

It's been awhile.  I've been busy as can be shopping for new fabric, creating what I think are some very lovely new styles, and playing with different designs.  I've been busy.  Today, I'm happy to say that I've loaded up 7 new styles in my online store and I've got 3 or 4 new designs coming in the next few days, so stay tuned.  So there's my Snug Blankets update.

My happy place is the beach.  I love the ocean, and watching my kids (and now grandkids) play in the water and the sand.  It's sheer bliss for me.  But a close second is Dodger baseball.  I grew up in the Phoenix area, and back in the day, there were no AZ Diamondbacks.  I married a guy from LA who developed a love of the LA Dodgers from watching the games with his grandmother.  So yes, I'm a hardcore LA Dodger fan.

One of the many wonderful things about living in Phoenix is spring training.  We always go to a few games each spring, and yeah, it's always Los Doyers!  I would encourage anyone who loves MLB to come join in the fun next year.  It's amazingly intimate, and a wonderful opportunity to get an inside look at how these professionals train.  For the most part, the players and coaches are relatively friendly and pretty accessible at spring training.

Maybe the best part of spring training for the LA Dodgers is that all of the minor league players from within the organization join the core MLB team for spring training.  It's great fun to watch the next potential all-stars as they work their way through the organization.

But here's my cool tip for any Dodger fans out there:  while the big spring training game is going on in the stadium, the minor league teams are playing on the other fields at the spring training complex.  It's free to walk right in, and then you realize that you're surrounded by some amazing, up-and-coming talent.  These guys are good, and many of them will probably see the major leagues this year. 

Here's the remarkable part:  when a player from the major league roster is hurt & rehabbing, or there's a need to work on an element of their game, they often get work with the minor league team.  It's amazing.  You're leaning up against the backstop visiting with an exceedingly kind and polite coach (I know, a polite coach!) when you suddenly realize that 2016 National League Rookie of the Year in Corey Seager is warming up 5 feet away from you.  


As Corey swings the bat, you hear the whoosh of the bat and feel the wind on your face.  Wow!  I've posted some photos here on my blog page that I hope you'll enjoy, including a photo of Mr. Seager in the background while I rep my Normie throw blanket from www.SnugBlankets.com! 

It's really great fun, and I hope anyone who loves baseball can get to Arizona for a fun and super personable baseball experience.

Let's Go Dodgers!

- Dina



1 comment

  • Johnny

    I love the dodgers. Awesome blog post.

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