It's time for baseball

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Spring is a time for new beginnings. As the weather warms up and the days last longer, one such new beginning is the Major League Baseball season. No city knows this better than Phoenix, Arizona, home to the MLB's spring training Cactus League. The Cactus League is home to 15 Major League Baseball teams, ten stadiums, and annually draws in over one million attendees through the turnstiles. Fans of all ages come from near and far with hopes of meeting their favorite players, and experiencing all that is America's favorite pastime.

For baseball players, it is a time to prepare for their upcoming season. An MLB team’s roster has 40 spots, but during spring training, the roster balloons with minor leaguers and non-invitees to camp. It becomes full of younger players fighting for a chance to become part of the 40-man roster. For a lucky few, this dream becomes a reality. For the rest, the dream of making it onto the MLB roster continues.

The teams will eventually depart from the Cactus League and return to their home cities, prepared for the beginning of the Major League season, which commences on March 28 in Tokyo, Japan.