Cactus League: Week One

Forget the mystique surrounding October. February is the best month to be a baseball fan. Because by the time the fall classic rolls around, all but a handful of teams will have fallen by the wayside and you’ll be reduced to hoping that the Yankees don’t win another title.

On Friday, February 25, Arizona Cactus League Baseball begins, which means every team is a title contender. The day’s lone game pits the Arizona Diamondbacks against the World Series-winning San Francisco Giants at Scottsdale Stadium, 7408 East Osborn Road. Then, on Saturday, February 26, the D-backs and the Colorado Rockies unveil their new digs when they play one another at Salt River Fields, 7555 North Pima Road in Scottsdale. By Monday, February 28, all 15 Cactus League teams will have seen the field.

Feb. 25-March 2, 2011
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