A recent visit to Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, Pennsylvania, made for an unexpected treat this month. I never knew I would have enjoyed such a good time at a baseball park during the offseason.
Ask any sports fan, no, ask any American, what their favorite food is, and the answer will often be “hamburger.” Ask these same people how they like their burger, and you will likely not hear the same answer twice. The hamburger is a most versatile food, with infinite ways to cook, accessorize and serve. If you venture to a few small towns in central Connecticut, you will find them prepared in a most unusual manner: they are steamed.
Salt River Fields at Talking Stick is mostly known as the spring training complex for the Colorado Rockies and the Arizona Diamondbacks. It is also host to the Salt River Rafters, a baseball team in the Arizona Fall League (AFL).
A respectable stadium which provides baseball in the area during the fall months in Arizona. It makes for a rare treat when the rest of the nation is battling winter weather.
For all the baseball purists or baseball nerds (as we’re sometimes called), an Arizona Fall League game is just the ticket for you. Scottsdale Stadium provides lots of baseball and sports history. If in town in Oct or Nov, be sure to stop by and take in nine innings.
The Peoria Javelinas are one of six teams to play in the Arizona Fall League, who play for a little over a month in October and November in various spring training complexes in the Greater Phoenix Area. The Javelinas play at the Peoria Sports Complex, which is home to the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners in the spring, and the AZL Padres in the summer.