SURPRISE – Strong leadership, talent and team chemistry have propelled the football team at Ottawa University of Arizona (OUAZ) to the NAIA playoffs. Two years ago, they didn’t exist.
The temperatures are back in the 80s in the Valley of the Sun and with them, 15 major league teams have returned for spring training. Each of the 10 ballparks where they practice and play offer something special for fans who attend, from the delectable garlic fries imported from San Francisco to the opportunity to shag fly balls during batting practice. Cronkite News went from ballpark to ballpark and gathered a list of the must-sees and must-dos while in and around these Cactus League venues.
Building spring training facilities for big-league clubs is considered an investment by Valley cities that will spur development.