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Back To The Ballpark: A Cactus League Deja Vu

baseballleprechaunA whole lot can happen in two years. The Earth orbits the sun twice, while spinning on its own axis 730 times. Elections are held without incident in some countries, while in others, entire governments are overthrown. People are born and others are laid to rest. The only thing constant is change.

Look at me, for example. On St. Patrick’s Day in 2011, I was in Scottsdale Stadium, happily seated a few rows off of the left field foul line, watching the defending World Champion San Francisco Giants play a spring training game. In stark contrast, on St. Patrick’s Day in 2013, I was in Scottsdale Stadium, happily seated a few rows off of the right field foul line, watching the defending World Champion San Francisco Giants play a spring training game. Talk about your major metamorphoses!

They say that the first step toward overcoming a dependency is admitting that you have a problem. So here goes: I am addicted to the Cactus League. So much so that I will endure cloudless skies, 80 degree temperatures, and reasonably-priced tickets in order to watch Major League Baseball games that don’t actually count.

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