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May 25, 2006 | Bill Shaikin and Ben Bolch, Times Staff Writers
With the Dodgers exploring whether to move their spring home to Arizona, officials in Florida are preparing to lure other teams to Dodgertown. Indian River County Administrator Joe Baird said Tuesday he had asked Grapefruit League officials about teams that might be receptive to moving to Vero Beach and said the county is considering whether to hire a recruiter to woo those teams should the Dodgers depart. "We're going to be proactive so we're ready if they do leave," Baird said.
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February 28, 2014 | By Charlie Vascellaro, Special to the Los Angeles Times
For baseball fans, spring training may be the best time of year. For Dodgers fans, the Camelback Ranch ballpark and player development facility in Glendale, Ariz., provides a ringside seat to a hope that is both eternal and immediate, given the team's current lineup of talent. For Angels fans, a star-studded cast has returned for the team's 22nd consecutive season at Tempe Diablo Stadium. And if you're not a baseball fan, there's always the beauty of the Sonoran Desert and a variety of resort accommodations and entertainment options along the Cactus League's periphery.
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May 9, 2000 | JASON REID
The Florida state legislature passed a bill that would provide $7.5 million to a plan designed to persuade the Dodgers to remain at Dodgertown in Vero Beach, Fla., the club was informed Monday. Gov. Jeb Bush (R-Fla.) is expected to sign the bill that has been designated to help Indian River County and the city of Vero Beach purchase Dodgertown from the team, make improvements to the sprawling spring-training facility and lease it to the Dodgers.
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February 28, 2014 | By Catharine Hamm
VIERA, Fla. - If the notion of keeping your friends close and your enemies closer appeals, Florida's spring training scene may be just the ticket. It's a chance to see whom the Dodgers might play in the regular season or - dare I say it? - in a playoff series. That and not having to moisturize every 10 minutes pretty much make Florida's Grapefruit League my preferred spring training destination. Not that I'm an expert on spring training or Florida or especially the playoffs, the latter having been an impossibility if you grew up, as I did, as a Washington Senators fan in the '60s.
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February 24, 2007 | Steve Henson, Times Staff Writer
Consider Jason Schmidt a convert. Little more than a week after dreading leaving his family in Arizona and coming to Florida for spring training, the newest Dodgers starting pitcher is smitten by Dodgertown. "It's like summer camp when you're in junior high," he said. "It's a great facility, the fans are great, and there is so much tradition. I love it."
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February 26, 1991 | MIKE DOWNEY
In that most over-reported and over-romanticized of recreational activities, baseball, spring training is ostensibly a time of utmost optimism, a time when everybody is going to win the pennant, everybody is going to earn his pay and everybody is going to sing in the sunshine, laugh every day. Skepticism in spring training is rarely tolerated.
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April 30, 2001 | PAUL GUTIERREZ
The last time Adrian Beltre was in Vero Beach, Fla., the third baseman was a shadow of his former self and shuffling around with a colostomy bag attached to his side. Today, he returns to Dodgertown to begin his formal rehab assignment after undergoing two abdominal surgeries since January. Dodger Manager Jim Tracy said Beltre's workload will increase gradually as he first will report to the extended spring training squad before joining the Class-A Dodgers for Florida State League games.
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July 12, 2008 | Steve Springer, Times Staff Writer
The Dodgers have long since said their goodbyes, packed their belongings and mementos and put Dodgertown, their Vero Beach training facility, in their rearview mirror. But still, they retained an option to return to their home of 61 springs should their new $100-million facility in Glendale, Ariz., one they will share with the Chicago White Sox, not be ready next year. Friday, however, the Dodgers made it official. There will be no going back.
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February 12, 2003 | Jason Reid, Times Staff Writer
Pitchers, catchers and players rehabilitating from injuries will find many changes when they report to Dodgertown today, including a $5.5-million, state-of-the-art complex that houses the club during spring training. The 30,000-square-foot, two-story structure and surrounding practice facilities mark the first phase of a $19-million improvement project at the sprawling, 468-acre site.
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April 6, 1986 | HORACE SUTTON, Sutton is editor of Signature magazine.
They almost called this haven Venice, but the name was already taken so they decided on Vero, which means truth. Besides, the postmaster general said the name should only have four letters. That was back in 1889, two years before the post office here was established and some years after the government began offering 160 acres of high land here for $50. Prices have gone up a bit since then.
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August 30, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Your browser does not support iframes.   Think the Angels would like to have this guy back? Torii Hunter lifted the Detroit Tigers to victory Thursday against Oakland by hitting a walk-off three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth against A's closer Grant Balfour to give the Tigers a 6-4 win. "I lost my vision rounding the bases because I was so pumped up -- I almost passed out," Hunter said. "All my air was out of me because I was screaming so loud. " The Angels let Hunter go in the off-season, preferring to sign Josh Hamilton instead.
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August 30, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
It looks like Tiger Woods will have one less fan in his gallery next season, as girlfriend Lindsey Vonn, the greatest U.S. women's skier in history, will take part this weekend in the U.S. Ski Team's training camp in Portillo, Chile, six months after reconstructive knee surgery. Vonn, a four-time overall World Cup champion and 2010 Olympic downhill champion , suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament and torn medial collateral ligament in her right knee in a crash at the Alpine Skiing World Championships in Schladming, Austria, in February.
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August 29, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
There was the improbable, the impossible and what Orel Hershiser did. Zero after zero after zero filled stadium scoreboards whenever the Dodgers ace pitched late in the 1988 season. Nobody stood a chance except those who rooted for uneventful innings. A run never crossed home plate during Hershiser's 59-inning scoreless streak, which topped Dodgers Hall of Famer and then-team broadcaster Don Drysdale's previous major league record by one inning. Actually, that's not true.
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May 31, 2012 | By Melissa Rohlin
Vin Scully has been a Dodgers broadcaster since 1950, when the team was in Brooklyn. The current players have grown up listening to his unique voice and many even recall the first time  they heard the broadcasting legend say their name. In the video above, the players talk to The Times about what Scully means to the team - and America. Said Andre Ethier: "Just to hear him talk in person gives you chills every once in a while. " Said Adam Kennedy: "Vin Scully to me is not just California baseball, but baseball in general.
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February 13, 2009 | Dylan Hernandez
The Dodgers anticipated a financial windfall by moving their preseason home from Vero Beach, Fla. to Arizona, thousands of miles closer to the vast majority of their fans and to a sparkling new training complex expected to attract the attention of deep-pocketed corporate sponsorship. It hasn't worked out that way.
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July 12, 2008 | Steve Springer, Times Staff Writer
The Dodgers have long since said their goodbyes, packed their belongings and mementos and put Dodgertown, their Vero Beach training facility, in their rearview mirror. But still, they retained an option to return to their home of 61 springs should their new $100-million facility in Glendale, Ariz., one they will share with the Chicago White Sox, not be ready next year. Friday, however, the Dodgers made it official. There will be no going back.
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March 31, 1999 | JASON REID, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Local officials here probably should have foreseen this, because forever shouldn't be assumed in any relationship. Perhaps something could have been done previously, saving everyone some grief. But no one thought the Dodgers would consider leaving their majestic spring training complex known as Dodgertown. Until recently. The Dodgers are being courted by the Yavapai tribe in Arizona, which has pledged to build a $50-million complex on the Fort McDowell Indian Reservation northeast of Phoenix.
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August 28, 1992 | From Associated Press
Football never sounded better. Shoulder pads collided, young men grunted, coaches screamed, and the nation's top-ranked team began to recover from wounds inflicted by a devastating hurricane. At an unlikely site--the intersection of Pee Wee Reese Boulevard and Jackie Robinson Avenue in Dodgertown--the Miami Hurricanes resumed preseason practice Thursday. Damage to the Coral Gables campus caused by Hurricane Andrew forced the team to relocate in Vero Beach until the season opener Sept. 5 at Iowa.
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March 18, 2008 | Kevin Baxter, Times Staff Writer
VERO BEACH, Fla. -- There's no cheering in the press box. But nobody said anything about crying. So when former pitcher Carl Erskine, resplendent in Dodgers whites, stepped onto the field with a harmonica Monday to play the national anthem before what may prove to be the Dodgers' final game after 61 springs at Dodgertown, it proved too much for one radio reporter, who pulled off his glasses and dabbed at his eyes with a handkerchief. And he wasn't alone. "It's St. Patrick's Day. I'm Irish.
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March 11, 2008 | Kevin Baxter and Dylan Hernandez, Times Staff Writers
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Chan Ho Park continued to make a strong push for the final spot in the Dodgers' rotation Monday, pitching three perfect innings in a 7-4 Grapefruit League win over the Baltimore Orioles. That gave Park, invited to camp as a nonroster player, seven scoreless innings in three spring outings in which he has given up only two hits and two walks. "I don't compete against anybody. I just compete against the hitters," Park said. "Yes, my goal is to try to make the team.
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