Planning on travelling to some sunny state for some Spring Training baseball? You should definitely go to Arizona. There are many reasons for this…
First, just look at the maps…
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Just look at how close all the teams are in Arizona. You could drive from the Royals park to the A’s park in about an hour…which is almost exactly how long it would take for you to fly from the Blue Jays park to the Marlins park in Florida. You get so much more baseball for your travelling buck in Arizona.
And you can see Kershaw in Arizona. If you are going to watch any pitcher throw 3 innings…why wouldn’t you pick Kershaw? On the flip side of that coin, Papelbon in is Florida. Why would you ever want to be in the same time zone, much less the same state, as Papelbon?
Now, both states have meth problems, so that’s a mark against both. But Arizona isn’t going to suddenly collapse into the ocean while you are there…and Florida definitely will.
There it is. Objective, scientific proof that Arizona is the better place to watch Spring Training baseball. If you’ve been saving up your vacation days, now you know where to spend them.