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Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Yankees and Rays Play at Walt Disney World’s ESPN Wide World of Sports

 by Ray Keating

Photos by Jonathan Keating



March 1, 2023


A Major League Baseball Spring Training game was played at The Stadium at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports in Walt Disney World yesterday (February 28). That was the first such game at The Stadium since the Atlanta Braves last held Spring Training at the complex in 2019.


The Rays took down the Yankees 12-0 yesterday, with the Rays often seeming to be hitting batting practice. But Spring Training is about getting ready for the regular season, and evaluating and developing talent, so the outcome of spring games isn’t really the point. 


Also, the scoreboard didn’t work for the first few innings. Whoops. 


But any day that I can get to the ballpark – Spring Training or the regular season – ranks as a good day. And checking out a game at The Stadium for the first time in many years was enjoyable.


What follows is a kind of photo essay from the Yankees-Rays game of February 28 courtesy of Jonathan Keating…



By the way, the Rays played three regular season games at The Stadium in 2007 and 2008. Hmmm. Not a bad idea, given that Tropicana Field is the worst stadium in all of Major League Baseball.




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