While some people think of building snowmen and going skiing or ice skating during winter, others think of SPRING TRAINING! In the middle of February, pitchers and catchers report to training camp in Arizona and Florida. Position players report a few days later. The teams that go to the camp in Arizona are referred to as the Cactus League and those that go to the camp in Florida are called the Grapefruit League.
For lovers of Major League Baseball in North America, this is an exciting time. After a three month hiatus of “America’s Pastime”, knowing that training has started means that the new season [which starts the first week of April] can’t be too far away.
Some fans will even spend their spring break at one of the training camps. This enables them to see the players closer up and have easier access to get players’ autographs. For those who cannot make it to either camp, assembling this jigsaw puzzle entitled Before The Big Game can be a great way to spend time while waiting for the beginning of April. You can find this and other SunsOut jigsaw puzzles at A+ Puzzles, Etc.