There is barely a chill in the air, but with the World Series over, it is now Winter in baseball terms. Usually by now, many Phillies fans have booked their airfare and hotels to Clearwater, Florida to get some warmth in the midst of the Winter cold. The Phillies released their tentative Spring Training schedule today, which should help others book now.
The Phillies released the schedule in a Tweet:
Here are a few highlights of the schedule:
- February 13: Pitchers and catchers report
- February 23: Exhibition against the University of Tampa
- February 24: First Grapefruit League game at Tampa against the Yankees
- February 25: First Grapefruit League game at Bright House Field
- March 6, March 20: Days off for the Phillies
- March 17: Phillies at home for St. Patrick's Day
- March 31: Last game at Clearwater against Tampa Bay
The Phillies have not indicated on their Spring schedule or on their season schedule whether or not they will host any "On Deck" games this year.