Planning to take in the Tigers at Publix Field/Joker Marchant Stadium/Tigertown? The Detroit Free Press offers a guide to spring training in Lakeland.
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The Lakeland Magic keep on rolling. After a small hiccup against the Stockton Kings, the Magic picked up three more wins last week with local tryout Jeremiah Hill netting a personal record 30 points against the Maine Red Claws. More
Detroit Free Press sportswriter Anthony Fenech recounts his week of outside-the-zone pitching and bonding with fellow baseball fanatics at Tigertown during Detroit Tigers fantasy camp.
MLB writer Jason Beck provides a fan’s-eye preview of Detroit Tigers spring training in Lakeland (it starts next week, although some pitchers and catchers are already here warming up), including a look at new faces and top prospects to know.
As he prepared for the 1,167-mile trek of equipment from Comerica Park in Detroit to Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium for Spring Training, Tigers Clubhouse ManagerJim Schmakel reflects on the changes he’s seen over 41 years with the team. The first of two trucks arrives in Lakeland on Wednesday. Pitchers and catchers work out for the first time Feb. 13, and the full team joins them Feb. 18.
Reddit user snij_jon540 has launched a Lakeland sports roundup and plans to update it weekly. It includes results of pro arena sports and college teams and may expand to high school sports. In the first edition, snij_jon540 notes that injuries have plagued the Florida Tropics, the Lakeland Magic performed well on the west coast, and Florida Southern’s women’s basketball team remains undefeated.
The president of Lakeland’s NBA G-League team talked about work-home balance, boosting the careers of others and navigating a male-dominated industry.
The public parking lot on Lake Hollingsworth next to the Lakeland Yacht and Country Club will be closed next Tuesday and Wednesday while city crews resurface it. Parking is available near Common Ground Park, the city says in a blog post.