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2020: The year of the nationwide shutdown– which included Spring Training.

Homewood Suites logoAddress: 4700 Donald Ross Rd, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
Phone: (561) 622-7799.
If you call the hotel (561) 207-2664– ask for Elise Robinson and tell her you want Rob Rains’ discount.

The Cardinals have some new tee shirts and sweat shirts out in time for Spring Training. To see the collection on Fanatics, which are the same as you would buy at Busch Stadium in the Team Store or at Dick’s Sporting Goods or wherever Cardinals gear is sold CLICK HERE.

On our way to– and from– Spring Training…

We stayed at a Drury Hotel.

As always we suggest fans stay at a Drury Hotel along the way and there is a special STLSportsPage.com discount with the promo code being SPORTS.  Drury Hotels have free breakfast and dinner every day of the week, plus they have swimming pools, hot tubs and work-out rooms. For those wanting to add Orlando to their trip there is a Drury Hotel there.

Some of the stops we have made on our way to Florida with Drury Hotels near are: Nashville, Tennessee; Atlanta, Georgia;  Valdosta, Georgia;  Gainesville, Florida; and Orlando.There is a new Drury Hotel in Fort Myers, Florida for those wanting to travel to an away game in Fort Myers.

Drury Hotels are based in Missouri and are a family-owned business. Use Promocode: SPORTS at any Drury Hotel, any time.

St. Louis Cardinals Gear at Fanatics.com

Photo from the 2020 Baseball Bash:

Baseball Bash Rob talking 2020

The day the 2020 Baseball Bash was the day of the last Spring Training game. We had a player scheduled and due to “circumstances beyond their control” he could not attend. There was a great, enthusiastic crowds and the fans had a fun time despite what was happening.

Photos from the 2019 Bash:

Rob, Ponce, Trim, panel

Mike Trim WPTV West Palm Beach, Cardinals pitcher Daniel Ponce de Leon, Rob Rains

For the past several years The Homewood Suites has teamed up with STLSportspage.com to put on a charity event which benefits Rainbows for Kids in St. Louis and Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Palm Beach. The event is  free of charge and open to all fans of STLSportsPage.com and any guests staying at the Homewood Suites. Carson Kelly was the guest last year, shown in photo with Mike Trim of WPTV News in West Palm Beach and Rob Rains.

Ponce crowd- Go Cards

The Spring Training Charity Bash features free food and drink as well as a silent auction, but the highlight of the event has always been a player from the St. Louis Cardinals who attends and entertains on a sports panel with Trim and Rains.

Ponce= Trim asking questions

Trim, a Cardinals fan, originally from Hermann, MO is a television anchor and always donates his time to do the panel with Rob Rains of STLSportsPage.com. The photo, above, right is the 2017 event featuring Aledmys Diaz.

After the panel discussion there was a barbecue and the Cardinals fans got to eat hamburgers and hot dogs.

Ponce- barbecue

The best part of the party is raising money for two great charities. Proceeds from the Baseball Bash are divided between the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Palm Beach and Rainbows for Kids in St. Louis.  Tyler Hammond, shown in photo below was a member of Rainbows for Kids when he was a child. He had multiple organ transplants, but was able to participate on the Rainbows for Kids Baseball Team and all the activities designed for families with children in treatment. He has now graduated from college and is a volunteer with the organization. He is shown in the picture with Daniel Ponce de Leon.

Ponce with Tyler

Plan a trip to Spring Training and join us at the party!

Rob Rains interviews Daniel Ponce de Leon at the 2019 Baseball Bash.

RECENT PARTIES

Carson Kelly was the special guest in 2018.

Aledmys Diaz signs autographs at the 2017 Baseball Bash.

OTHER GUESTS INCLUDED MATT CARPENTER, TREVOR ROSENTHAL MITCH HARRIS

 

For future Spring Training games: RogerDeanChevroletStadium.com

What to Do in Jupiter?

Check out this book by Rob and Sally Rains. There is a whole section on Spring Training and where to go. It includes Adam Wainwright’s favorite Spring Training restaurants.

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