Every February and March in Florida spring floorball training becomes part of Florida's life. Fifteen major league teams are now trained in Florida, but 14 of them are on track from central Florida to the south of the state. It is becoming a bigger company every year and this year we can expect more balls and better equipment than last year. Between cities in central and southern Florida, there is a lot of competition in hosting the major league team, and they seem to save no money to create everything first class.
What I think is the most interesting aspect of spring training baseball, especially in some parts of Florida, is seen by several short-distance teams. Fort Myers hosts the Minnesota Twins and the Boston Red Sox, so for those baseball hungry people who have been out of play since the previous fall, there's always something to see when you're in the area. Houston, Atlanta and Detroit play very close to Orlando, so when things start in March, it's possible to play several games a day, though never in the same park.
March is when games play and draw pretty decent crowds. In 2014, Houston Astros averaged the lowest crowds in the grapefruit league in less than 4,000 games. The Yankees were on the top of the line with an average of almost 10,000 viewers, which means that if you decide to go to the ballpark to get tickets early because there will be a crowd.
But for me, the fun part of February before the game starts is fun. The obstacles between fans and players as they go through their routine are minimal and it is fascinating to see how talented these young boys are. You could say that the February spring training has a friendliness for fans that you have not found in any other professional sport. But to get the most out of it, you should plan ahead. MLB has a lot of information about each team, so it's easy to see how much time the field players will practice.
At this point it is possible to get autographs and joke with players, because everything is usually quite easy. But you should also respect these players as they prepare for the season. I think for anyone who runs away from the weather in the north and goes to central or southern Florida, if you like baseball, it should be something you should try at least once.