No joke: Spring training has changed my life. What started as a one-off fluke of a trip that my dad and I took down to Scottsdale to check out some late-spring Giants tuneups has turned into an annual pilgrimage that marks the shedding of winter and the renewal of America's pastime for a new season.
As a Giants fan, I can't recommend Scottsdale Spring Training highly enough. Whether you head down with your dad, your kids, your siblings, or your friends, you're guaranteed to have a good time and collect your fair share of great memories.
For this visitor's guide, I've attempted to provide some history and background, along with a broad overview of what to expect at Scottsdale Spring Training, as well as some of my recommendations and favorite spots from my six years of spring trips.
I hope people find this helpful, and those of you who have already been can feel free to add your own recommendations in the comments below.