Spring Training

Much like the North American salmon, our Miami Marlins swim against the stream — they’re the only baseball team that goes north for spring training. Which is why fans will need to hike up to Jupiter’s Roger Dean Stadium (4751 Main St., Jupiter) to get a look at the 2012 edition. Tuesday afternoon brings a clash with the division-rival Atlanta Braves. Would-be hecklers should note that the Brave wearing No. 26 is the same Dan Uggla who formerly starred for our Marlins. The team could have used the 36 homers he belted last year. With any luck, one of the new Fish hurlers — Mark Buehrle or Carlos Zambrano — will be on the hill, looking to impress his new teammates by playing Uggla some chin music. Tickets range from $15 to $40. Visit marlins.mlb.com.
Tue., March 13, 2012
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Thomas Francis