The last of the Major League Baseball awards for 2013 have been announced, celebrated and debated. As the Arizona Fall League has come to its close, winter ball will be the only live baseball activity to keep us going until spring.
The good news is that spring, as defined by players reporting to camp, is just three months away. A couple of weeks later, official spring training games for 2014 will begin.
Though the St. Louis Cardinals have not yet released their spring schedule, several other clubs have. As a result, and with the help of springtrainingonline.com and other sources, I can share part of St. Louis’ Florida schedule and an exhibition game in Memphis. St. Louis opens the 2014 regular season in Cincinnati on Monday, March 31.
2014 St. Louis Cardinals spring training schedule, official, as of 11/25/13
|Friday||7-Mar||Mets-ss||Pt. St. Lucie||1:10|
|Wednesday||12-Mar||Mets||Pt. St. Lucie||1:10|
|Monday||17-Mar||Red Sox||Ft. Myers||1:05|
|Monday||24-Mar||Mets||Pt. St. Lucie||1:10|
Update 11/25: The above schedule has gone official.
Cardinals pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report on February 12, with their first workout the next day. The remainder of the team is scheduled to arrive on February 18, with the initial full-team workout on the 19th.
Spring training season tickets and multi-game packages are currently on sale at the Roger Dean Stadium website. The date for individual game ticket sales is Saturday, January 11, at 10 a.m. ET.