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Concierge.com's insider take:
Diehard fans from Boston and Minnesota come to Fort Myers in December to buy tickets for exhibition games during Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins spring training. But even if you can't camp out for tickets or get them online, you can still watch the Red Sox's morning practice (February through March). Take a bus from the City of Palms Park stadium (2201 Edison Ave.; 617-482-4769; www.redsox.com) to the practice facility. The Minnesota Twins work out in March at Hammond Stadium in the Lee County Sports Complex (14400 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy.; 800-338-9467; www.twinsbaseball.com). Both teams offer special events at the stadiums, allowing fans a chance to meet the players. Also, you can catch the Twins' minor-league affiliate team, the Fort Myers Miracle, playing at Hammond Stadium from April through August (239-768-4210; www.miraclebaseball.com).