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Play Ball! How to Get Around Florida and Arizona During Spring Training
Feb 22, 2008 (08:02 AM EST)

ORLANDO, Fla. and PHOENIX, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The crack of the bats. The smell of the hot dogs. Baseball fans across the country are preparing to make their annual pilgrimages to Arizona and Florida to enjoy the sights and sounds of spring training.

Last year millions of people attended spring training in these two states and 2008 is shaping up to be no different. Those millions of people will be looking for resources that help them run the bases and get around the area. Whether they're seeking directions on how to get from the ballpark to their hotel or local restaurants,, Dex's online local search site, can help.'s interactive mapping and itinerary planning features can help people across the country quickly and easily discover and get to area local businesses. Each business listing on is accompanied by a detailed map that shows the location of the business, making it easy for consumers to find where they want to go. For those in need of a little extra planning help, consumers can search for and select multiple businesses and have map out a customized itinerary for them, so out of towners can plan the best route to get them from the hotel to the ballpark, restaurant, and souvenir shop and back to the hotel with just a few clicks.

"Players are reporting to spring training, and so is," said Jeff Porter, vice president, "Through enhanced features, the site provides consumers with the necessary information to get the most out of their spring training experience. Local businesses can also benefit from the increased traffic this information can bring through their front doors." also offers additional enhanced content, including comparison shopping that allows consumers to compare businesses side-by-side and user-generated ratings and reviews on local businesses. Users can personalize their results to save lists of "favorite businesses," view online videos from merchants and more. is now available nationwide with enhanced content for businesses within the 28 states Dex serves.

About Dex

Dex is part of R.H. Donnelley , which connects businesses and consumers through its portfolio of print and interactive marketing solutions. Small- and medium-sized businesses look to the company's experienced team of marketing consultants to help them grow their businesses and drive sales leads. Consumers depend on the company's reliable, trusted, local business content to deliver the most relevant search results when they are seeking local goods and services. For more information, visit and .

CONTACT: Peter Larmey of R.H. Donnelley, +1-919-297-1521,

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