Spring got a little closer today when my MLBTV subscription turned over for the 2014 season. I don’t watch spring training games, per se, but is good to know that the exhibition season got underway this week. I remember living in Gainesville, Florida in the mid-1980s and having major league split squads come through to play the Gators. It was always very fast. You would hear at 10:30 am that the Yankees, some of them at least–maybe Mattingly if you were lucky–would be playing at 1:00. And it was all word of mouth; there was no internet as we know it in 1986. There really is something magic about spring training.
I downloaded the app to my iPhone as well. I did not the phone last year. I figure it will be ideal for listening on the radio. I am going to listen to a lot of ball this year.