Saturday, March 3 – Atlanta Braves vs. Detroit Tigers
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Lake Buena Vista
In today’s buzzing world of video game, big-screen flick and TV show addicts (guilty as charged), can we really continue to designate baseball as “America’s Pastime”? For centuries, the ball game has provided fans a temporary escape from economic and wartime worries – nothing a hot dog, a box of Cracker Jacks and a cold beer can’t fix. That sentiment hits closer to home, as our pseudo Major League Baseball home team, the Atlanta Braves, suit up for their annual spring training season at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports complex. Today’s opener might not showboat super-starters like Chipper Jones or hometown hero Jonny Venters (alum of Altamonte Springs’ Lake Brantley High School), but for Orlando’s baseball fans, it’s a chance to experience all of the base-stealing, bat-cracking and home plate-sliding action live and in-person. For some, that’s all they can ask for. – Aimee Vitek
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