Fredi Gonzalez Debuts as Atlanta Braves’ Manager during ‘Grapefruit League’ Schedule at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

Fredi Gonzalez Debuts as Atlanta Braves' Manager during 'Grapefruit League' Schedule at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

They’ll probably be making snowballs some places in March, but at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida the only white spheres being thrown will be accompanied by the siren song of spring: “Play Ball!”

Major League Baseball’s Atlanta Braves launch into an 18-game “Grapefruit League” home schedule at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex that includes a collection of top clubs, with the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Philadelphia Phillies, New York Mets and St. Louis Cardinals visiting Champion Stadium.

Spring training 2011 also marks the debut of Fredi Gonzalez as Braves Manager following the retirement of Bobby Cox. The Florida Marlins, Gonzalez’s former team, comes to Disney on March 23. Here’s the complete schedule:

Feb. 27New York Mets (1:05 p.m.)
Feb. 28Houston Astros (1:05 p.m.)
March 3Detroit Tigers (1:05 p.m.)
March 4Toronto Blue Jays (1:05 p.m.)
March 5New York Mets (1:05 p.m.)
March 8New York Yankees (1:05 p.m.)
March 9St. Louis Cardinals (1:05 p.m.)
March 10St. Louis Cardinals (1:05 p.m.)
March 12New York Mets (1:05 p.m.)
March 13Houston Astros (1:05 p.m.)
March 16Boston Red Sox (1:05 p.m.)
March 17Washington Nationals (6:05 p.m.)
March 19New York Mets (1:05 p.m.)
March 20Houston Astros (1:05 p.m.)
March 23Florida Marlins (1:05 p.m.)
March 25Detroit Tigers (6:05 p.m.)
March 27Philadelphia Phillies (1:05 p.m.)
March 28Washington Nationals (6:05 p.m.)

Individual game tickets for the Braves’ home spring training season are available through Ticketmaster (800/745-3000 and and at the sports complex box office. Information on the Braves’ spring training season, group tickets and mini-packs is available by calling 407/939-GAME (4263) and online at

Fredi Gonzalez Debuts as Atlanta Braves' Manager during 'Grapefruit League' Schedule at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
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