FORT MYERS, Fla. Spring training preparations were in full swing Saturday at JetBlue Park.
The Boston Red Sox hosted a free open house featuring family-friendly activities, autograph opportunities and discounted concessions.
The festivities precede the team’s first spring training game Thursday against the Northeastern Huskies at 1:05 p.m.
“It’s fabulous,” said tourist Dick Thatcher. “I get to see the players, I get to see the former players. I get to talk to the folks from home because now that I’m in Tampa, I’m a ways from New England, so it’s just a lot of fun.”
The Minnesota Twins will also be hosting an open house and its first full-squad practice Sunday at the CenturyLink Sports Complex from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.