Now Commenting On:

{"event":["spring_training" ] }

Trumbo familiar with Sydney Cricket Ground

Trumbo familiar with Sydney Cricket Ground play video for Trumbo familiar with Sydney Cricket Ground

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- When the D-backs play at the Sydney Cricket Ground next week, it won't be the first time that left fielder Mark Trumbo has visited the stadium.

Trumbo has friends in Australia, and he attended a cricket game there around five years ago.

"I thought it was cool," Trumbo said. "The Cricket Ground was really nice and the energy was awesome."

The stadium has been renovated since then, but Trumbo is confident that one thing has stayed the same.

"The fans, they're very passionate and loud," he said. "Hopefully, we can win a few of them over."

Steve Gilbert is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Inside the D-backs, and follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

{"event":["spring_training" ] }
{"event":["spring_training" ] }
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español