Well, it's that time of year. For baseball fanatics it's a spot on the calendar that brings a smile to their face and hope for another winning season.

Pitchers and catchers reported on Tuesday, the 13th of February for the Kansas City Royals and the St. Louis Cardinals. The Royals report to Surprise, Arizona while the Cardinals will check into Jupiter, Florida. The rest of the rosters for both teams will report on February 18th with full activities starting the next day.

The Royals first spring game is February 24th against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the Cactus League. There will be 32 spring games this season. with the first coming March 29th for the Royals against the White Sox at Kauffman Stadium.

For the Cardinals the first spring training game will be February 23rd against the Miami Marlins. The first home game lands on Thursday, April 5, against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Newstalk 1050 KSIS will carry pre-season and regular-season games.

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