At the big-league parks these days most teams don't even open their stadium when the home side is taking batting practice. If they do, it's a small corner of the outfield. At spring training, fans can still have their run of the place. While the teams do restrict fans to certain areas, if you want to arrive early and see infield drills or the morning workout, you can. Just head for the practice fields, peppered around the stadium in most cases. For a 1:05 p.m. game, most teams hit the field as early as 9 a.m. for throwing, conditioning and stretching. Batting practice starts at 10:30 in most cities.
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