SPRING TRAINING 2022 — UPDATED
The Homewood Suites is our Spring Training Headquarters. Call Elise Robinson at (561) 207-2662 at the hotel and tell her you want Rob Rains’ Spring Training Discount.
2022 Spring Training Schedule
OUR SPRING TRAINING HEADQUARTERS
If you call the hotel at(561) 207-2662– ask for Elise Robinson and tell her you want Rob Rains’ discount.
The Homewood Suites is near the ballpark and they have free shuttles to get you there hassle-free. They also have a work-out room, the pool shown in the photo to the left, and a putting green.
Two meals are served and they have outdoor seating available. (Scroll down for COVID 19 updates about the Homewood Suites PBG.)
On our way to– and from– Spring Training…ROAD TRIP– We stay at Drury Hotels
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 you stay at a Drury Hotel.
Drury Hotels are based in Missouri and are a family-owned business. Use Promocode: SPORTS at any Drury Hotel, any time.
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SPRING TRAINING ARCHIVES
A look at some of our fun parties… For many years we have been having special Spring Training Bash Parties which benefitted charity– Rainbows for Kids and Leukemia Society of Palm Beach
2022- Tuesday March 15- Homewood Suites–
The 2022 Baseball Bash happened even though MLB had cancelled the game that was to be played that day due to the lockout and ongoing negotiations that were happening at the time. We considered cancelling the party…
But we know many of our readers plan their spring training trips around our party so we went ahead and had a “smaller, scaled down event.” Turns out we got. a great crowd and Cardinals broadcaster (and former pitcher) Rick Horton was our guest of honor.
Horton is shown, left with Shirley Browne of St. Louis. Shirley is 98 years old and she is a long-time Cardinals fan. In fact, she remembers watching Dizzy Dean pitch.
2021- No event due to Covid-19
2020- The Day They Shut Down Baseball– We had a Party!
This may have been the last “party” or large crowd gathering you attended if you were there. It was held on March 12, 2020. Just as fans were arriving after the Cardinals Spring Training game, everyone’s Twitter feed was blowing up with the news: MLB had cancelled the remainder part of Spring Training– due to the start of the COVID-19 closings.
Photos from the 2020 Baseball Bash:
This may have been the last “party” or large crowd gathering you attended if you were there. It was held on March 12, 2020 and just as it started we received word that MLB had cancelled the remainder part of Spring Training– due to the start of the COVID-19 closings.
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 crowd and the fans had a fun time despite what was happening.
Photos from the 2019 Bash:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Plan a trip to Spring Training and join us at the party!
Rob Rains interviews Daniel Ponce de Leon at the 2019 Baseball Bash.
2018- Kolten Wong
Carson Kelly was the special guest in 2018. Television anchor Mike Trim of WPTV always chips in and is seen in the photo above with Kelly and Rob Rains.
Aledmys Diaz signs autographs at the 2017 Baseball Bash.
OTHER GUESTS INCLUDED MATT CARPENTER, TREVOR ROSENTHAL MITCH HARRIS
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