Here's a Grapefruit in Your Eye

The honchos of Florida’s Grapefruit League used to lord it over Arizona’s Cactus League offshoot, but the fruit-eaters aren’t laughing so hard now. That’s ’cause the AZCL has taken some major bites out of the FGL’s key-lime pie in the last two decades, wooing a number of teams from the sandy beaches to the desert sands. The Cincinnati Reds are in serious discussions with Goodyear to move their operation West, and -- more painful for the Floridians -- the Los Angeles Dodgers are playing six of their 2008 spring-training games here as prelude to a permanent move to Glendale in 2009.
Wed., Feb. 27, 1:05 p.m., 2008
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Clay McNear
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