As of Tuesday, every team’s pitchers and catchers have reported. So while Baseball Season hasn’t begun, the no-less-cherished and all-inclusive Season of Baseball has indeed commenced. Let us mark this Holy Day of Baseball Obligation — pitchers and catchers and the reporting thereof — with some choice photographic images.
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They’re spreading dirt — lovely and talented dirt — at Cubs camp in Arizona. (US Presswire)
Putting on a new coat of paint at the spring home of the prhampions League.Everton and Manchester United have been linked with the Dutch midfielder.”We didn’t get European football, while at Marseille they went out for the Champions League,” Strootman told Algemeen Dagblad. “So the president said in an open esently undefeated Astros. (AP)
Unlike in the World Series, the Detroit bats have arrived at spring training. (AP)
The Cardinals performing stretches, presumably under threat of discipline. ()
Braves prospect Christian Bethancourt, kind enoughited hero Gary Neville believes Chelsea will beat Liverpool on Sunday.Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool face a tough test at Stamford Bridge this weekend, and Neville is hoping Chelsea can get a result.”Sunday’s a big game,” said Neville on Sky Sports. “The l to take his cuts in dramatic silhouette.
Along those same lines, Marlins prospect Dan Jennings was kind enough to play long toss in front of a sprawling, cloud-dappled hos Leicester have identified Tarkowski as a potential replacement for in-demand defender Harry Maguire.Tarkowski has thrived since moving back to north to join Sean Dyche at Burnley three-and-a-half years ago.And his performances at Turf Moor have seerizon. (AP)
At Marlins camp, some batting gloves are jammed in the fence, Little League-style. Those gloves would prefer to play for a contender. Perhaps they will be traded. (AP)
R.A. Dickey and his trusty knuckle-piece are in Blue Jays camp. (AP)
R.A. Dickey and his trusty knuckle-piece (not pictured, though implied) seem existentially delighted to be in Blue Jays camp. (AP)
New Pirates catcher Russell Martin remembered to pack an inspiring T-shirt. Like the Tigers, he also remembered to bring bats. (AP)
Contrary to God’s intentions, it rained in Arizona. (AP)
Terry Steinbach, board-certified Mr. Miyagi of catching. (AP)
Nothing says “spring training” quite like a lefty specialist (Eric O’Flaherty in this instance) attempting a no-look snag of a fly ball. Also, nothing says “spring training” quite like the words “spring training.”
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