Thursday, February 04, 2010

Are You Bringing Camelback?

Happy February! Know what's happening 16 days from now? That's right: Dodger pitchers and catchers report to Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Arizona. And if you're thinking of planning a spring training trip to visit the Dodgers (and White Sox), here are some links from Camelback's inaugural year to get you started:

And some current links, including good ticket price news:

photo by Phil Velasquez/Chicago Tribune

14 comments:

Chappy said...

The wife and I went for a week last year and had a blast. Taking the kids with us this year and really, plan to go every year!

Dusty Baker said...

I was wanting to get out there for the 1st time, but alas I think my sojourn to Wrigley when Dodgers play there is May is my big basball trip this season.

Orel said...

That trip is on the top of my to-do list, Dusty.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm hoping the team does another group thing there like they did last year. I don't want to do the old people tour group thing but it would be good to buy tickets and sit with a Dodgers contingent.

Or to just get hammered in the Cubby Bear down the street and watch on flat screen tellies while commenting in the SoSG GT.

Orel said...

I hope you're there for the whole homestand. Then you can do both!

Fred's Brim said...

DB, could you pick me up a bottle of Malort while you're in Chicago?

Paul said...

Dusty,

You will have a great time! I went last year and it made Wrigley my 2nd favorite place to watch a game.

Chicago is a great city.

If I wasn't heading to Boston to watch the Sox and Dodgers this year I would head back to Wrigley in a heartbeat.

I will be at Camelback on St. Pat's day to watch the green dodgers. Should be a great time!

Dusty Baker said...

@Orel- Yep, whole homestand.

@FB- Where should I drop it off?

@Paul- I've actually seen my second most games in a stadium at Wrigely after Chavez Ravine of course. Growing up and in college it was the nearest place that I didn't loathe (I'm looking at you, St. Louis) to catch a game. Wrigey is a fine, fine place despite its lack of, er, cleanliness and amenities. And day games there....man.

Josh S. said...

A trip to Camelback will most likely be difficult with the baby, but as soon as he's old enough to enjoy it...family road trip!!

Dusty Baker said...

Josh- So you're stuck for the next 6 or 7 years? This seriously bolsters my argument for not having kids.

Josh S. said...

Are you kidding, DB? I'm taking him as soon as we can have a conversation. Which, at the rate he's already babbling, could be next season!

Casey said...

I would really like to go out to Camelback. Seems like the most conducive place to bump into Vin Scully.

Mr. Customer said...

@db

Lack of cleanliness and amenities at Wrigley is a feature, not a flaw.

@paul

I'm most likely doing the Fenway road trip this year, as well.

Paul said...

Mr.C.

We should meet up in bean town. First two rounds are on me....just don't go ordering a 20 plus year old scotch.