Spring Training Miscellany: Players Getting to Work a Day Before Pitchers and Catchers Report

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Spring Training Miscellany: Players Getting to Work a Day Before Pitchers and Catchers Report

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Pitchers and catchers report tomorrow, which means, as far as I’m concerned, when you wake up tomorrow, it’ll officially be “Spring Training.” It’s almost entirely artificial distinction, because some guys have long been in Arizona getting work, other guys still won’t arrive for nearly a week, and Cactus League play doesn’t start for another 11 days. But you have to draw the “this is Spring Training now” line somewhere, and I always draw it at pitchers and catchers reporting day. There you go.

But since I mentioned that guys were already in Arizona getting work, I’ll add that it includes the many excellent beat writers who cover the team. It’s a great time of year to make sure you’re following them on Twitter (see their handles below), because they often share small, quick, visual updates to give that feel of being in the laid-back atmosphere of Spring Training.

And to that end, a few things from today that I think are enjoyable for ending your Monday, and smiling about what’s to come. For example, two of the sweetest sounds known to humankind:

http://twitter.com/Cubs/status/963088359626346496

Lotta guys rockin’ the USA shorts again this year, and some other looks:

The Cubs will soon be filming those spots you see at the ballpark between innings:

https://twitter.com/Cubs/status/963166571307962368

The important question is whether he brought his scooter:

That’s dangerous, man:


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Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.