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Grapefruit League, World Baseball Classic highlights 2017 Spring Training

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The World Series ended just over one month ago, but baseball junkies have something for which to look forward. Real junkies are counting the days until pitchers and catchers report to Florida (or Arizona) for spring training. For those counting, it is a little over 70 days, depending on the particular team. When that happens, it is time to look forward to Grapefruit League games spread around the state. The schedule reveals tourists and locals will have more talent than…

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Senate passes bill to ease Astros, Nationals path to West Palm Beach for spring training

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The Senate has passed a Palm Beach County local bill — HB 1213 sponsored by state Rep. Lori Berman — that serves as a key component of a multi-layered arrangement between state and local governments in their quest to land the spring training operations of the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball. Back in February we reported on how the Nats inked an advocacy deal with uber lobbyist Brian Ballard, who has deep ties to the area. Both…

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