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    I received my spring training season ticket info yesterday. I'm ready for it to begin all ready!!
    Saturdays will be crazy with this schedule. They're only home on three Saturdays and two of those games are against the Yanks and Cardinals.

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    Room booked, tickets reserved, 3 buddies confirmed. Looks like I'll be down in Sunshine State March 19th-25th. Going to the games on the 20th and 21st.

    Next question.....is it March yet?

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    Awesome! Where are you guys staying?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Espen1978 View Post
    Awesome! Where are you guys staying?
    My parents hooked us up with a condo in Orlando. But we'll probably spend 3-4 days in the Lakeland area. Last year it seemed Orlando was kind of boring except for Saturday nights.
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    I'll be staying in Orlando when i'm out there too. Hopefully i'll be able to get to two games in Lakeland and one of their away games.
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    ALL HAIL BERT!
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    Anyone have any recommendations for a hotel in the Lakeland area? I plan on hitting two games with my dad and staying there one night. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skillz View Post
    Anyone have any recommendations for a hotel in the Lakeland area? I plan on hitting two games with my dad and staying there one night. Thanks.
    There are 3 or 4 chain hotels on North Socrum Loop Rd., right off of the highway and only 3-4 miles from the stadium, probably the closest to the fields. Here you have Wendy's, Applebees, Cracker Barrel and a 7-Eleven within walking distance. I've included the link to the Hampton Inn.

    Then about 3-4 miles in the opposite direction of the stadium you have The Terrace Hotel downtown. A little more expensive, this hotel is right downtown on the lake and within walking distance of a few bars and restaurants. There are also some chain hotels on the south side of town which is a nice area, but a bit farther from the stadium. Here are links to the 2 I mentioned.

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    Thirty-four days away on March 2nd against the Mocs. I wish the Tigers would publish a broadcast schedule so we'd know if a game or two is on TV and which will be on radio.
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    I can't wait! Just got tickets to the Saturday March 3rd game @ Atlanta, which will end up being the first game of the ST sched (they play the Mocs on Friday). Then got tickets on Wed March 7th Vs Atlanta. Right now i'm debating if I want to pick up a ticket for Monday March 5th or not VS Toronto.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IdahoBert View Post
    Thirty-four days away on March 2nd against the Mocs. I wish the Tigers would publish a broadcast schedule so we'd know if a game or two is on TV and which will be on radio.
    On my birthday!
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    Quiet morning at JMS with only a Cody Satterwhite sighting.
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    sigh. Not going to make it this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whitecapwendy View Post
    sigh. Not going to make it this year.
    Me either.

    Roger and the rest of you, we are counting on you for pictures. The best we exiles can do is live ST through you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by whitecapwendy View Post
    sigh. Not going to make it this year.
    Definitely will miss the company!!!!
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    Hope to spend the morning at Joker Marchant. I think Dirk Diggler will also be there.
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    Default Anual Tigers BBQ @ JMS

    Catch Central Florida » Blog Archive » 66th Annual Detroit Tiger BBQ Celebration

    66th Annual Detroit Tiger BBQ Celebration

    Posted: 08 Feb 2012 01:45 PM PST

    Celebrate A Long Standing Tradition with the Detroit Tigers

    It’s that time of year again for this year’s 66th Annual Tiger BBQ! Welcome back our very own Detroit Tigers with a delicious menu, fabulous entertainment and most of all the Detroit Tigers Baseball team.

    Be sure to act fast and get your tickets for Tuesday, February 28, 2012 because the deadline for ordering is Monday February 20, 2012. The gates open at 6:00 p.m. at Joker Merchant Stadium. Tickets prices for adults will be $50 and children (12 and under) $25. The menu will consist of: Roasted Corn, Shrimp, BBQ Ribs, Char-broiled Steak, Italian Sausage, Baked Beans and Cole Slaw.

    The 2012 spring season marks the club’s 47th consecutive season of exhibition play at Joker Marchant Stadium.

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    Ah, finally found it. I've been watching for this thread. Hueytaxi, for many of us, your pictures always bring spring to Michigan a lot earlier than the official calendar dictates. Just wanted to let you know that we're all watching!
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    TeamMom and I will be at the complex in the morning.
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    Will be in Clearwater 4 days (1 on my b-day!), but only catching one game on the 4th.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PuNk42AE View Post
    I can't wait! Just got tickets to the Saturday March 3rd game @ Atlanta, which will end up being the first game of the ST sched (they play the Mocs on Friday). Then got tickets on Wed March 7th Vs Atlanta. Right now i'm debating if I want to pick up a ticket for Monday March 5th or not VS Toronto.


    we have to meet up! I will be in center field on the berm, but we can meet up front..

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    Default Photo Preview of the early days

    Nice day at the ball park and knew quite of a few of the minimal fan base that was there. Since I am having issues with posting pictures, here is the link to Flickr and then I will attempt to post some pix.
    2012 PST 2-10-12 - a set on Flickr

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    2. Rick Porcello



    3. Verlander worked hard and left tired.



    4. John Murriam



    5. Don Kelly



    6. Audy Ciriaco



    7. Al Albuquerque



    There are abour 40 more with quite a few unknowns on Flickr. Feel free to quote an image and I'll post the identity here.
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    Photos 22 - 23 Rob Brantley
    18 (L) Brenny Paulino (not 100 % though)
    34 (L) Eric Roof
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    Quote Originally Posted by plantcitytigersfan View Post
    Photos 22 - 23 Rob Brantley
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    68 Matt Hoffman

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    Thanks Larry. It was funny today as several of us stood around and names excaped us.
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    In Roger We Trust!
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    Reports from Tigstown on twitter the Moving trucks should arrive 9am Monday can't wait.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PuNk42AE View Post
    In Roger We Trust!
    Thank you kind Sir. Tis the time of year I feel worthwhile....this small window before the pro's dominate the news and until IL in the Fall. And no issues posting pics today. Quite unusual.
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    Quote Originally Posted by plantcitytigersfan View Post
    Photos 22 - 23 Rob Brantley
    22.

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    beautiful.
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    How come every time I see Jacob Turner...he's standing by himself? Wonder if he's a natural introvert?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ROMAD1 View Post
    How come every time I see Jacob Turner...he's standing by himself? Wonder if he's a natural introvert?
    A few fans and a few other players shared a Japanese Steak House dinner with Jacob a couple years ago. Yes he seems to be in his own world on the field, yet he has a nice personality and interacts well with the other players there.
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    Made to Joker Marchant this morning, stayed for about 45 minutes or so, was a bit too cold for me. When I departed most of the players were finishing up and in the batting cage.
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    Roger - bless you!! Keep those photos coming for us northerners!

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    This must be such an exciting time for the fringe players. I imagine myself heading to spring training as a rookie or a player not on the roster, but possibly eyeing a spot on the big teams roster that they have a need at.

    We are pretty stacked, but if I were a fringe player and played 2b or a SP for example I would be rather excited. Even if I didn't play a position that the big club needed it would just be cool to show up and show what I got for the future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John_Brian_K View Post
    This must be such an exciting time for the fringe players. I imagine myself heading to spring training as a rookie or a player not on the roster, but possibly eyeing a spot on the big teams roster that they have a need at.

    We are pretty stacked, but if I were a fringe player and played 2b or a SP for example I would be rather excited. Even if I didn't play a position that the big club needed it would just be cool to show up and show what I got for the future.
    One example of such an instance was a few years back when Sizemore entered Spring Training with 2B all but handed to him. As we all know, he flubbed that opportunity and we've still struggled to replace the great Polanco since. I'm hoping Ramon somehow gets the majority of AB's and proves to the brass this ST that he's capable.

    I'm also very happy that we have some closure at thiird.
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    I should have joined Jim this morning. As I began to load up and opened the garage door, reality (spelled COLD) set in. Hopefully in the morning. Reporting day is often weird with photos going on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hueytaxi View Post
    I should have joined Jim this morning. As I began to load up and opened the garage door, reality (spelled COLD) set in. Hopefully in the morning. Reporting day is often weird with photos going on.
    A couple fans said they spotted Doug Fister in camp, I saw mostly minor league ball players, there were no moving trucks at the time I left. I might make it out there tomorrow, because it will be warmer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonjd View Post
    One example of such an instance was a few years back when Sizemore entered Spring Training with 2B all but handed to him. As we all know, he flubbed that opportunity and we've still struggled to replace the great Polanco since. I'm hoping Ramon somehow gets the majority of AB's and proves to the brass this ST that he's capable.

    I'm also very happy that we have some closure at thiird.
    Me too. I prefer Santiago play the majority at 2b if only for his defense...which leaves DY and Raburn to switch up LF/DH added with Dirks maybe. I wonder if Worth beats Santiago out this year? I think Santiago will get the benefit of the doubt because of the contract to start...not sure how long that benefit will last if he under performs, but I would be shocked to not see Santiago start at 2b this year.
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