Look the players you've never heard of. Look at the non-roster invitees. Legitimate dreams are on the line in Lakeland. Look at players like Quintin Berry.
Anticipating the start of his third season with the White Sox, the young lefty has already made his statement: He is an asset.
Our date nights are worked around game nights; dinner out means a local sports bar, my eyes glued to the big screen. Vacationing during the postseason doesn't even come up for discussion.
Baseball has been another parent, teaching my son more than I can about good sportsmanship, grace under pressure, patience, and respect for others.
I am sick and tired of hearing how the Mets are going to be awful this year. Spring training is supposed to bring about a time of positivity and happiness.
Even the predictably dreadful Pittsburgh Pirates seem energized this spring.
Spring training is the best. Everyone is hopeful, everyone has a chance -- except the Pittsburgh Pirates.
It still is the American past-time
Spring training has a completely different vibe than the regular baseball season. The parks are much smaller, the crowds are more subdued; it's a quieter, more contemplative experience.
Get yourself ready for dreams and heartbreak. It's spring, time to be a kid again, because baseball is back: so order a bag of peanuts and a Coke and settle in.
Taiwan? That's where Joe Torre and crew are spending the week.
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According to the AP, signs have gone up in all of baseball's locker rooms declaring that "individuals are prohibited from possessing deadly weapons while performing any services for MLB."
One bonafide baseball fan described spring training games as "non-alcoholic beer", but hey, if you're feeling parched in the midst of a drought, a beer without buzz is still a welcome beverage.
Now there are players who are excited to be Yankees, and to play for their first World Series appearance. Sure, they too got big checks in the off season, but they wanted to play for a team.
In Manny's defense, I hadn't really thought this whole thing through. I mean, who heads to Arizona for Spring Training ... basks in the glory of the D...