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shenk16
02-10-2012, 09:58 AM
Sorry if this is too early, but I'm booked and ready to go from the 15-19 of March. Seeing the Sox @ Diamondbacks, Mariners @ Sox, and Sox @ that other Chicago team while I'm down there.

Who's going? When? What are you most looking forward to?

WS in 05
02-24-2012, 07:04 AM
Anyone?
Going for the first time this year, would love to hear ideas an suggestions.

skobabe8
02-24-2012, 09:02 AM
I recommend checking out the Indians/Reds new park. I've heard it might be better than Camelback Ranch.

I also recommend spending time in Old Town Scottsdale. Great shops and restaurants.

bestkosher
02-24-2012, 09:30 AM
I agree old town Scotsdale is great, the Old Town Tortilla Factory is excellent.

http://oldtowntortillafactory.com/

also the pink ice cream parlor down there is good as well.

MarySwiss
02-24-2012, 09:34 AM
Here's a link to the Spring Training guide from AZ Central. You can start there and link to the individual parks info.

Have fun in Arizona! :D:

http://www.azcentral.com/thingstodo/events/articles/2012/02/20/20120220how-to-cactus-league-spring-training-phoenix.html

AZChiSoxFan
02-24-2012, 10:43 AM
I agree old town Scotsdale is great, the Old Town Tortilla Factory is excellent.

http://oldtowntortillafactory.com/

also the pink ice cream parlor down there is good as well.

Scottsdale stadium is my favorite stadium in the Cactus League, so of course I would recommend a trip there. I would also recommend dinner at Don and Charlies. It's not far from the stadium in Scottsdale. They are famous for ribs and steaks. If you go, keep an eye out for Bud Selig as he dines there often, when he's in town. It's a rare combination of very good food, and tons of sports memorabilia. The owner (Don Carson) is originally from Rogers Park.

MarySwiss
02-24-2012, 10:59 AM
Scottsdale stadium is my favorite stadium in the Cactus League, so of course I would recommend a trip there. I would also recommend dinner at Don and Charlies. It's not far from the stadium in Scottsdale. They are famous for ribs and steaks. If you go, keep an eye out for Bud Selig as he dines there often, when he's in town. It's a rare combination of very good food, and tons of sports memorabilia. The owner (Don Carson) is originally from Rogers Park.
It's also about the only place in the Valley that has Shrimp de Jonghe. Scottsdale Stadium is a good call, and I'd also recommend Tempe Diablo.

roylestillman
02-24-2012, 11:40 AM
Going March 8-11, for five games in four days. This is my eighth year down there, so I've seen all of the parks. Current favorite is The Rockies' Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. Better facilities than some major league parks I've been to. The adjoining casino is an eye popper, too.

If you're driving around try out San Tan Flats in a far southeast suburb called Queens Creek. It has great food and you can sit outside at tables around a stage. Each table has a fire pit and they even have s'mores kits available. Good fun, and it is even legal to dance there now. (long story)