Plan a Spring Training Getaway with Your Mobile Device

Mother Nature has been a bit cruel this winter with snow, ice, harsh winds and freezing temps hitting the country. For many, the start of a new baseball season – plus the accompanying warmer weather and longer days – cannot come soon enough.

If you want to get a head start on enjoying America’s Pastime, take a trip to see your favorite ball team at Spring Training; your mobile device can help plan the whole experience.

The Expedia app is an excellent place to start booking flights and hotel rooms for trips to Florida or Arizona. The app allows users to compare flight prices and hotel rates quickly, as well as read customer reviews.

As the trip approaches, get a lay of the land before you arrive. The Spring Training Guide app will have your team’s full Spring Training schedule, stadium information, city guide and up-to-date local weather notifications all in one place.

You’ll have time in-between trips to the stadium for games and autograph seeking, and chances are there will be a pool or beach nearby. Make sure that the tunes are just right by bringing along a Bluetooth-enabled wireless speaker such as the Motorola Deck Speaker. Alternatively, a pair of headphones like the Bose SoundLink Booth headphones can cancel out the kids doing cannonballs while offering crystal-clear sound and wireless access to the music stored on your device.

After scouting at Spring Training is completed, it’s time to get ready for fantasy baseball. The ESPN Fantasy Baseball app allows you to draft, manage and review your team’s outcomes all on your device, so you’ll be ready for the season to start.                                                                                                                                   

How do you use technology to prepare for the baseball season? Let us know on Twitter at @VZWnews or @VZWbrenda.