Must be Thanksgiving. Just in time for the worst weather of the year, the Seattle Mariners spring training schedule is out.
Their 25-game Cactus League schedule begins with a pair of contests against the Oakland Athletics March 2-3. The opener will be held in Phoenix, training site of the A’s, and the second game will be played in Peoria, training home of the Mariners.
The Mariners will take a break from Cactus League play March 22, when they travel to Japan to commence the 2012 major league season March 28-29, also against Oakland. Both games will be held in the Tokyo Dome and will start at 3:05 a.m., Seattle time. The Mariners will return to Arizona and resume Cactus League play.
This year will mark the 19th spring that the Mariners have trained at the Peoria Sports Complex (36th overall in Arizona).
Pitchers and catchers will report to spring training Feb. 11 (physicals) and hold first workouts Feb. 12. Position players will report Feb. 17 and the first full-squad workout will be Feb. 18.
The Mariners will hold a workout April 5 at the Oakland Coliseum. The regular season resume for the Mariners April 6 at Oakland against the Athletics.
Mariners Spring Ticket Information
Single-game tickets: Tickets for Mariners games at the Peoria Sports Complex will go on sale at 9 a.m. Saturday, January 7, 2012. Tickets may be purchased via phone at 800-677-1227, online at www.mariners.com, or in person at the box office at 16101 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria, AZ 85382. Individual game tickets are priced from $6 to $23.
Group ticketing: Group ticket discounts include $1 off tickets for groups of 20 or more and $2 off tickets for groups of 100 or more on seats in the Upper Box, Outfield Box, Bleachers or Lawn. Some games are subject to blackout. For more information, contact the Box Office Group Sales Coordinator at (623) 773-8719.
Spring season tickets: Three season ticket packages are available. To become a season ticket holder, contact the Box office at (623) 773-8720.
Spring training tour packages: Official travel packages to spring training in Peoria include tickets, lodging and ground transportation. For further information, call 1-800-8WARMUP or visit www.mariners.com.
Seattle Mariners 2011 Cactus League Schedule
|Friday, March 2||at Oakland Athletics||Phoenix||1:05/12:05|
|Saturday, March 3||Oakland Athletics||Peoria||1:05/12:05|
|Sun. March 4||San Diego Padres||Peoria||1:05/12:05|
|Mon. March 5||San Diego Padres||Peoria||1:05/12:05|
|Tues. March 6||Cincinnati Reds||Peoria||1:05/12:05|
|Wed. March 7||at Los Angeles Angels||Tempe||1:05/12:05|
|Thurs. March 8||at Chicago Cubs||Mesa||1:05/12:05|
|Fri. March 9||Arizona Diamondbacks||Peoria||1:05/12:05|
|Sat. March 10||Los Angeles Dodgers (ss)||Peoria||1:05/12:05|
|at Arizona Diamondbacks (ss)||Scottsdale||7:10/6:10|
|Sun. March 11||at San Francisco Giants||Scottsdale||1:05|
|Mon. March 12||Texas Rangers||Peoria||1:05|
|Tues. March 13||at Milwaukee Brewers||Maryvale||1:05|
|Wed. March 14||Kansas City Royals||Peoria||7:05|
|Thurs. March 15||San Francisco Giants||Peoria||7:05|
|Fri. March 16||at Oakland Athletics||Phoenix||7:05|
|Sat. March 17||at Chicago White Sox||Glendale||1:05|
|Sun. March 18||Colorado Rockies||Peoria||1:05|
|Mon. March 19||Chicago Cubs||Peoria||1:05|
|Tues. March 20||at Cincinnati Reds||Goodyear||1:05|
|Wed. March 21||Chicago White Sox||Peoria||1:05|
|Thurs. March 22||Travel To Japan||—||—|
|Fri. March 23||No game scheduled||—||—|
|Sat. March 24||No game scheduled||—||—|
|Sun. March 25||Exhibition game — TBA||Japan||TBA|
|Mon. March 26||Exhibition game — TBA||Japan||TBA|
|Tues. March 27||OFF DAY||—||—|
|Wed. March 28||at Oakland (regular season)||Tokyo Dome||3:05 a.m.|
|Thur. March 29||at Oakland (regular season)||Tokyo Dome||3:05 a.m.|
|Fri. March 30||Return From Japan||—||—|
|Sat. March 31||San Diego Padres (ss)||Peoria||6:05|
|Sun. April 1||Kansas City Royals||Peoria||1:05|
|Mon. April 2||Colorado Rockies||Peoria||1:05|
|Tues. April 3||at Colorado Rockies||Scottsdale||1:05|
|Wed. April 4||TBA||TBA||TBA|
— All times are local
— Daylight savings time begins March 11
The best are often overlooked
What a great article! What I remember about Kitna was he was always a good gentleman as well as a quarterback. He seemed to make the most out of what gifts he was given, and will be able to walk away from the game with his head held high. I’m sure his family is proud of him, as well as all the State of Washington football fans should be for him. All the very best to you and your future Jon Kitna!
Wrong on a point…A Port Angeles born Pullman raised QB product threw for more yards than Kitna, Bledsoe, and Chandler…Nane: John Elway..
Nice article, although I think that ranking Warren Moon above Kurt Warner is an error.