As a child growing up a St. Louis Cardinals fan in Missouri I always wanted to go to Spring Training.
Years later when I lived in south Florida, the Cardinals moved their Spring Training facility two miles from my home.
I was in heaven.
I bought Spring Training season tickets when Roger Dean Stadium opened in 1998 and I never looked back.
Even when I moved to Nashville ten years ago, I kept my tickets. Although I only get to watch one week’s worth of games each year, I still make my annual trek to Jupiter, Florida.
My Spring Training journey starts baseball’s annual healing process in me.