Sunday, December 21, 2008

Sanibel Hits Home Run in April for Baseball Fans

In an earlier post I mentioned the value of Sanibel in Spring time.

For die-hard sporting fans, there is another incentive to come to Sanibel in April. The season for baseball spectators begins in April, starting with the Boston Red Fox Spring Training.

The Southwest Florida area is home for spring training for Major League Baseball teams.

You can also see the the Fort Myers Miracle Baseball team. Here's a list of Spring training sites and phone contacts:

Boston Red Sox Spring Training
City of Palms Park
2201 Edison Ave
Ft. Myers, FL 33901

Tickets: (239) 334-4700
Administration: (239) 334-4799

Minnesota Twins Spring Training
Lee County Sports Complex
14100 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy
Ft. Myers, FL 33912

Tickets: (800) 338-9467
Administration: (239) 768-4225

Miracle Professional Baseball
Lee County Sports Complex
14100 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy
Ft. Myers, FL 33912
(239) 768-4225

The Miracle team is a member of the Florida State League.

Games are held April through August, but for your comfort and those of the players, you might well want to consider the near perfect climes in April and May. Weather on Sanibel in April is almost always sunny with temperatures ranging from a low of 62 to a high of 84. There's little rain, generally not much more than an inch. May is slightly warmer and slightly wetter, but still most pleasant.

And Sanibel, just a quick trip over the cause way to Fort Myers, is ideal for bicycling at that time of year.

So if you are a baseball fan, love the tropics, have a yen for a sunny day at the beach or on your bike exploring, think Spring on Sanibel!

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