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The Isotopes Spring Schedule

The Isotopes have announced their spring training schedule.

Minor League pitchers and catchers will report to the Florida Marlins Spring Training facility in Jupiter, FL on March 3, with position players joining them on March 5. After the first full-squad workout on March 7, the team will train together for four days before taking on the Memphis Redbirds in Jupiter on March 12.

Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to Marlins Major League camp on February 17, while position players will arrive on February 19 before the first full-squad workout on February 21. Major League Spring Training games start February 27.

The following is a list of pertinent Isotopes Spring Training Dates:

Date Event

March 3 Pitchers and Catchers Report

March 5 Position Players Report

March 7 First Full-Squad Workout

March 12 at Memphis Redbirds (St. Louis Cardinals) 1

March 13 vs. Memphis Redbirds

March 14 vs. New Orleans Zephyrs (New York Mets)

March 15 at Las Vegas 51s (Los Angeles Dodgers) 2

March 16 at Memphis Redbirds

March 18 at Memphis Redbirds

March 19 vs. Memphis Redbirds

March 20 at New Orleans Zephyrs 3

March 21 vs. Las Vegas 51s

March 22 at Memphis Redbirds

March 24 vs. Memphis Redbirds

March 25 at New Orleans Zephyrs

March 26 at Las Vegas 51s

March 28 vs. New Orleans Zephyrs

March 29 vs. Memphis Redbirds

1 - Memphis trains at Jupiter, Florida, 2 -- Las Vegas trains at Vero Beach, Florida, 3 -- New Orleans trains at Port St. Lucie, Florida

Check them out, if you get the chance or should you find a ticket to the Marlins hard to come by.

And yes it is possible that tickets for certain Marlins games will be hard to come by.

The Fun Fest drew more than 1,300 fans. Single game tickets weren't the only attraction. The first 1,000 fans got free hot dogs and soft drinks.

Actually, I heard that everyone got free hot dogs and soft drinks.

But the biggest lines formed at the ticket window as fans were after single game spring training game tickets.

Ticket sales were brisk all day.

Part-time Jupiter resident Phil Tine, who was sporting a Yankees cap, thumbed through the tickets he finally got after waiting an hour and half. There won't be any Yankees in Roger Dean Stadium this year, "so that's why I got tickets to the Dodgers game. Joe Torre is the manager now," the Long Island resident said. "I also got tickets for a Mets."

Tine also wanted Red Sox tickets.

"Unfortunately, they were sold out."

I'm not sure how many Marlins fans attended the event, but by all accounts it was mainly populated by former residents of the northeast.