As you read this I am in Arizona covering Spring Training in the Cactus League. Between now and opening day I will have reports from Arizona about the 15 teams training for the regular season around the Phoenix area.
All the West Coast teams are here in Arizona of course: the Seattle Mariners, San Diego Padres, Oakland A’s, the, L.A. Dodgers and L.A. Angels, the Arizona Diamondbacks; the World Series Champion San Francisco Giants,
but we’ll also find the Milwaukee Brewers, the Cincinnati Reds, the Cleveland Indians, Colorado Rockies, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Cubs, the Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers.
We will cover as many of the teams as possible as Major League Baseball gets ready for the regular season.
Before getting to Phoenix, I stopped at the Grand Canyon. Arizona has a lot of beautiful places to visit, including the 10 Cactus League training facilities, but the most spectacular location of all is the Grand Canyon. It is one of the seven great natural wonders of the world, and one of the most viewed national landmarks in America. It was carved out of rock over millions of years by the Colorado River. Hikers and mule trips climb down to the river and then back up, using one of the five trails at the South Rim or the 13 at the North Rim.
This is the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. If you have never been here before, it is well worth the trip.
(All photos by Claudia Gestro)
Claudia is of Peruvian and Italian descent, having been born in a small town, in the North of Peru, South America. She was raised by her grandmother from an early age, living in poverty until Claudia’s mother brought her to America. She landed in Miami, FL and started her new life, playing high school basketball and eventually becoming a United States citizen. Claudia completed her education at Florida International University with a BA in Broadcast Journalism and became a model to supplement her income. Since graduating from FIU Claudia has worked with many of the Spanish Language broadcasting companies, including Telemundo, Univision and most recently Spanish Language channels on SiriusXM satellite radio and PasTV Deportes in Venezuela.She encourages you to follow her on Twitter and Facebook. Her content appears here under a shared content agreement with her Spanish television clients.