fit underserved youth in Don Mattingly’s hometown of Evansville , IN. Place bids on more than 100 available items before the auction closes Thursday night."Ever since taking over as Marlins manager, Don Mattingly has spent part of the offseason serving the community that raised him. This year is no different, as Mattingly Charities hosts its fourth annual Find A Way Event on Thursday night at the City View Event Center in his hometown of Evansville, Indiana. Proceeds from their online auction and the event itself support the local organizations that administer athletic, social development, and educational advancement programs to Evansville kids.The auction features 123 items, most of them baseball-related. Bids began coming in last month and the auction closes at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday. You can browse them all at Handbid or download the app.Many of these items have been provided by Mattingly from his personal collection, while others are being donated by particular players and teams, including the Marlins.bestsportsbooks.coSaving you some time, here are direct links to notable items and experiences, listing the highest bid for each of them as of early Wednesday morningon Mattingly Signed Miami Marlins Bobblehead Miami Marlins bobblehead signed by Don!link copy 2Created with Sketch.Mattingly Charities/$60BuyJ.T. Realmuto Signed 2018 Japan Series BaseballLimited edition 2018 Japan All-Star Series Rawlings copy 2Created with Sketch.Mattingly Charities/$110BuyDon Mattingly Signed Miami Marlins New Home JerseySigned by copy 2Created with Sketch.Mattingly Charities/$170BuyDon Mattingly Signed Miami Marlins New Away JerseySigned by copy 2Created with Sketch.Mattingly Charities/$200BuyDon Mattingly Game Used 25th Anniversary Jersey/HatWill come with a signed letter from Don stating both were worn during the 2018 MLB copy 2Created with Sketch.Mattingly Charities/$760BuyDon Mattingly Meet & Greet - Marlins Home or Away Game-Four (4) Game Day Tickets-Four (4) Pre-Game Passes to view Batting Practice-Meet Manager Don Mattingly, includes Photo Op and Four (4) Autographs-One (1) 2019 Miami Marlins Regular Season Home or Away mutually agreed to gamelink copy 2Created with Sketch.Mattingly Charities/$1 Scott Feldman Jersey ,580BuyIn 2019, Mattingly will be entering the fourth and final year of his Marlins contract. CEO Derek Jeter and president of baseball operations Michael Hill have both applauded the job he’s done, but the team will need to improve upon last season’s 63-98 record to give him a shot at sticking around long term.Former major leaguer (now MLB Network broadcaster) Harold Reynolds and entertainer Joe Piscopo will join Mattingly in person on Thursday night. The event has already sold out.The Mattingly Charities website has everything else you might want to know about the Find A Way Event and Donnie’s previous philanthropic work. We’ve been waiting a long time for baseball. Today Spring Training games begin. Join the conversation."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Houston Astros NewsGame ThreadsHouston Astros Minor LeaguesAstros Game DayPodcastsGame Thread: Spring Training Game 1, Feb. 23, Houston Astros @ Washington Nationals, 5:35 CST.New,206commentsWe’ve been waiting a long time for baseball. Today Spring Training games begin. Join the conversation.CSTShareTweetShareShareGame Thread: Spring Training Game 1, Feb. 23, Houston Astros @ Washington Nationals, 5:35 CST.Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY SportsIt’s the first Spring Training Game. The preparation and build-up to another great season of Astros baseball begins today.A lot of old favorites are gone this year, Charlie Morton, Dallas Keuchel , Marwin Gonzalez, Evan Gattis, Brian McCann and others. And although it has been a relatively quiet hot stove season, we warmly welcome some new faces to the fold, catcher Robinson Chirinos, pitcher Wade Miley, left fielder Michael Brantley, and playing today, utility infielder Aledmys Diaz.Pitching in today’s game for the Astros is the former 3rd round draft pick, minor leaguer Brady Rodgers. Once a shining star in the Astros system, at 28 years old is now fighting just to stay on the 40 man roster. Although in 2016 Rodgers was named the Astros Minor League Pitcher of the Year, early in 2017 he required elbow surgery Jose Peraza Jersey , missing the whole year. He managed to come back for the end of the 2018 season, pitching 41 innings for AAA Fresno with a 5.49 ERA. He pitched 8.1 innings for the Astros in 2016.Opening against Rodgers for the Nats is the redoubtable Max Scherzer.Below is the lineup for the Astros todayThe game is televised out of market on MLB.TV. Tomorrow’s game is televised on the Astros usual network, ATT Sportsnet. We will have a game thread for all in market televised Spring Training Games. Mark on your calendar: Feb 24, 25, 27, 28, March 10, 11, 12, 14, 19 and 20th.For East Texans you can follow the game on KBME radio 790 AM. The National’s feed on TV is at MASN.GO STROS!