You guys. GARTH BROOKS IS IN BRADENTON. This is not a drill!
Garth is celebrating the 20th anniversary of his foundation, Teammates for Kids, and he'll be taking to the field for Spring Training with the Pittsburgh Pirates at LECOM Field in Bradenton! He reported from Bradenton on Facebook Live yesterday, and said he surprised the Pirates by showing up with the pitchers and catchers for a workout. He'll begin full-team workouts later this week.
We're trying to figure out if fans will be allowed to watch workouts before the actual Spring Training games begin, and if Garth will play during any training games, which begin on February 23rd. I'll update here as I get the info.
There are some Pirates fans who don't seem happy with this decision...it seems they think Garth is attempting actually PLAY in the 2019 season. Guys, it's for charity. Calm down and have fun.
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