The third game on our spring training tour saw us in Scottsdale, Arizona for a match-up between the Seattle Mariners and the host Arizona Diamondbacks.
The Diamondbacks play their home games at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick which was built in 2011 and seats about 11,000 fans. They share the park with the Colorado Rockies.
The ballpark features picturesque views of the nearby mountains and may be the most fan-friendly park in the Cactus League.
Fans can wander throughout the entire complex, and get up-close to watch batting and fielding practice.
I have to admit, I’ve become spoiled, because I was a little disappointed that the game-time temperature was only in the high 70’s.
The Mariners scored four runs in the first two innings, roughing up Arizona’s top-prospect Archie Bradley.
The Mariners would hang on for a 6-3 win, making their future top-prospects very happy!
Tomorrow (and throughout the spring) you’ll see a story on what we did besides going to baseball games.
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