Every year we love greeting our old friends and meeting new Cardinals fans at our annual Baseball Bash. Many of you have contacted us and we are using our optimistic outlook in hopes that we will be holding a gathering. In the past we have had players involved and we’ve done a fundraiser for Rainbows for Kids. This year we may or may not be able to it the way we’ve done it for the past ten years– but we hope to see you on March 9th in some sort of capacity and celebrate the upcoming 2022 season.

 

SURPRISE THEM WITH A TRIP TO SPRING TRAINING 2022

Drury Hotels on the way down and Homewood Suites PBG when you get to the Jupiter Area.

Our Drury Hotels discount is for any time of year– any Drury Hotel you use. Just don’t forget the promocode: SPORTS.

To find out about our Homewood Suites Discount for Spring Training call Elise Robinson: 561.207.2662
Or to book your room call Elise and use the promocode: STLSPORTSPAGE 2022

Homewood Suites Palm Beach Gardens: CLICK HERE — Promocode STLSPORTSPAGE 2022

SPRING TRAINING 2022

Spring Training 2022The 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.

The diagram below shows the 2022 Spring Training Schedule, and under that is the calendar of dates that our Homewood Suites discount applies.

 

2022 Spring Training Schedule

Spring Training 2022

The Cardinals will make future announcements regarding 2022 Spring Training game times, ticket availability and player report dates at a later time.

Cardinals 2022 spring training schedule

Sat., Feb. 26                  at Houston

Sun., Feb. 27                 Washington

Mon., Feb. 28               Miami (ss)

at New York Mets (ss)

Tue., March 1               at Washington

Wed., March 2             at Miami

Thur., March 3             Detroit

Fri., March 4                 Miami

Sat., March 5                at New York Yankees

Sun., March 6               at Detroit

Mon., March 7              New York Mets

Tue., March 8               off day

Wed., March 9             Washington

Thur., March 10           Houston

Fri., March 11               at Miami

Sat., March 12              New York Mets (ss)

at Washington (ss)

Sun., March 13             Houston

Mon., March 14           at New York Mets

Tue., March 15             Washington

Wed., March 16           off day

Thur., March 17           at Washington

Fri., March 18               at Miami

Sat., March 19              New York Yankees

Sun., March 20             at Houston

Mon., March 21           Miami

Tue., March 22             at Washington

Wed., March 23           New York Mets

Thur., March 24           at Houston

Fri., March 25               Miami

Sat., March 26              at New York Mets

Sun., March 27             Houston

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OUR SPRING TRAINING HEADQUARTERS

Homewood Suites Palm Beach Gardens: Address: 4700 Donald Ross Rd, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

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.)

Don’t forget to tell Elise the promocode– STLSPORTSPAGE 2020

On our way to to Spring Training… ROAD TRIP

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 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.

 

The Latest for Those Staying at the Homewood Suites Palm Beach Gardens for Spring Training

It sounds like they are working hard to keep us safe and using good COVID-19 protocol. We asked Elise Robnson, the Sales Director and our contact for the special promocode some specific questions because various hotels are handling things differently. Here is what she told us about the Homewood Suites Palm Beach Gardens and of course, keep in mind– anything is subject to change:

1.       For breakfast and dinner, they are still serving, but on a reduced capacity.  They are serving all breakfast from behind the front desk and it is all grab and go– mostly a continental style breakfast, with the addition of a hot item 4 days a week,  and once it is gone, it’s gone for the day.T

As for dinner, that will also be served grab and go style from the dinner area and is Monday-Wednesday 5-6:30 with a set weekly menu. At this time they are serving an entrée with beer and wine. If you are comfortable staying in the public spaces, you are more than welcome to do so.

2.       They still have the coffee pots in the room– just the standard two cup pots (rather than Keurig at this time).
3.       The workout room is open, with no time reservations needed. It is essentially first come, first serve and they are leaving the distancing up to individuals. There is also the opportunity to use Palm Beach Sports Club at the end of the plaza for more space.
4.       The pool is open as well. Not policing the quantities of guests as at this time everyone is aware of the situation and they are all adults and should be capable of distancing themselves as such.

5.       Update to housekeeping services. They are only offering services at most every other day, by floor, with all services upon request and no services provided on Sunday. There will be literature in the room upon arrival and any of of the staff can explain further once you arrive.

 

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

Photo 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:

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.

2018- Kolten Wong

OTHER PARTIES

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

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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