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With players locked out, spring training stadiums are empty in Arizona and Florida

The Peoria Sports Complex is the spring training home of the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners. (Peter O'Dowd/Here & Now)
The Peoria Sports Complex is the spring training home of the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners. (Peter O'Dowd/Here & Now)

Normally stadiums in Arizona and Florida are buzzing with anticipation this time of year as Major League Baseball’s spring training gets underway. But this year, they’re silent.

An ongoing labor dispute has delayed the start of the season.

Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd speaks with Bridget Binsbacher, executive director of the Cactus League, from an empty stadium in Peoria, Arizona.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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