54 Days Until Padres Pitchers and Catchers Report


Thanksgiving came, we thanked.  Christmas came, we gave.  New Years is around the corner, we’ll make resolutions.  But no holiday quite competes with the unofficial start of Spring Training.  We’ll all still be looking ahead to the warmer weather of Spring and Summer, but Pitchers and Catchers will be heading to Peoria, Arizona to report for some early work.  54 days from now, we will be rescued from the continuous loop of football highlights, basketball highlights, and god-forbid, hockey highlights.

Bundle up, pull up next to the fire, or just go to the beach San Diegans.  Do whatever you have to to pass the time.  54 days will go by quick.  Before you know it, the Super Bowl will be over, the NBA will be getting on people’s nerves, hockey will be hockey, and people will be begging for some baseball.  Here’s the schedule straight from the Peoria Sports Complex website:

Event Dates

February 11 Mariners pitchers and catchers report

February 12 Mariners Practice Fields open

February 17 Mariners position players report

February 18 Mariners full squad workouts begin

February 19 Padres pitchers and catchers report

February 20 Padres Practice Fields open

February 24 Padres position players report

February 25 Padres full squad workouts begin

March 3 Spring Training begins

March 3-5 Peoria Days

March 4 Annual Charity Game

March 10 Blood Drive

March 18 Strike Out Cancer Now and Stroll of Honor

March 23 U.S. Navy Leap Frogs

March 24 Dog Day

March 27 Military Appreciation Day

Mar 31-Apr 1 Fan Appreciation Day

Get excited Padres fans, baseball starts soon.