As the Arizona Fall League approaches the first weekend of play, the buzz around town, and the baseball world, is that of Stephen Strasburg pitching in his AFL debut on Friday night. The game will take place at Phoenix Municipal Stadium as the Phoenix Desert Dogs face off against the Scottsdale Scorpions in what looks to be an exciting match up. All teams have shown that they have excellent power at the plate and there have been some pretty high-scoring games already in the first week of action.
This year’s rosters are loaded with talent which should be an even better reason why fans in, and around, Arizona should catch a game or two… or three. Need another excuse? Tickets are only $6 for all general admission seating which makes it really fun for any baseball fan to have the opportunity to sit up close in some of the premier Spring Training stadiums. Tickets are also discounted for children and those 55+.
As the Fall League ramps up, unfortunately so will the weather on the first weekend of play. Temperatures are expected to reach one hundred degrees on Saturday. Unseasonably warm for this time of year but, as the weather cools off, the action should remain hot as the Stephen Strasburg and the Phoenix Desert Dogs look to extend their AFL championship streak to six.
More information about the Fall League, scores, standings and rosters can be found at MLB.com.