Baseball fans who want an edge on spring-training travel to Arizona might consider staying at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix. The period hotel has added something new to its roster of guest services this season: baseball butler.
The pros on the hotel’s concierge staff have been guiding Cactus League visitors for years on things like how to get autographs from A-list players and which hot dog lines are the shortest at the stadiums.
Now they’ve pooled their knowledge and come up with tips designed to help fans make the most of their sports-centric visit.
The butler is on duty daily from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. during spring-training...
A baseball umpire trainee runs toward first base to get into position to make a call during an instructional camp session at Compton Community College. The umpire camp is operated by Major League Baseball and includes on-field and classroom instruction.