Discover: Three for Thursday

Joe Maddon

1. Winter fan events. This is the time of year when clubs are holding events for their fans to interact with members of the organization. The Cardinals’ recent Winter Warm-Up event attracted huge numbers, while their traveling Cardinals Caravan takes the show on the road. Braves Give will be at the upcoming Braves Fan Fest, while Cait Covers the Bases has the list of Brewers On Deck attendees.

2. Hot Stove still burning. Rays Radio has christened this The Year of the Opt Out after opt-out clauses made their way into a number of high-profile contracts. Some big names remaining unsigned far into the winter, and The Baseball Haven argues that this is the work of the current Collective Bargaining Agreement. Tigers Forever says days like Wednesday are the kind sports fans live for, while Beck’s Blog highlights Torii Hunter’s influence on the Tigers signing Justin Upton.

3. Fantasy camping. With fans donning the uniforms of their favorite teams at fantasy camps in warmer climates, Dodger Insider profiles a fantasy camp veteran’s rebirth at Camelback Ranch. Every picture tells a story, so here are a number of stories from Cleveland Indians Fantasy Camp.

Plus a bonus one: Happy fifth anniversary to The Unbiased MLB Fan!

What’s in your Three for Thursday?

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