Mets lineup for today’s exhibition game against the Cubs.
The game is in Las Vegas at Cashman Field, home of the Mets’ AAA affiliate, the Las Vegas 51s. (The 51s are named for Area 51, which explains the Star Trek font.)
Btw, the 2541.9 miles between Vegas and Queens gives the Mets the privilege of being located furthest away from their AAA affiliate. Number two are the Twins who are 1015 miles from the Rochester (NY) Red Wings.
Image courtesy of @adamrubinESPN

Mets lineup for today’s exhibition game against the Cubs.

The game is in Las Vegas at Cashman Field, home of the Mets’ AAA affiliate, the Las Vegas 51s. (The 51s are named for Area 51, which explains the Star Trek font.)

Btw, the 2541.9 miles between Vegas and Queens gives the Mets the privilege of being located furthest away from their AAA affiliate. Number two are the Twins who are 1015 miles from the Rochester (NY) Red Wings.

Image courtesy of @adamrubinESPN

The Cubs just gave up 9 runs in the 4th inning to the Angels including a Mike Trout grand slam.
It was the longest 4th inning in Cactus League history. Bodes well for the Cubbies, huh?

H/t Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs)

mightyflynn:

CC Sabathia
February 27, 2014
George M. Steinbrenner Field
Tampa, Florida
Photo by Charlie Neibergall/AP

He’s lost so much weight, we’re just calling him C Sabathia now.

mightyflynn:

CC Sabathia

February 27, 2014

George M. Steinbrenner Field

Tampa, Florida

Photo by Charlie Neibergall/AP

He’s lost so much weight, we’re just calling him C Sabathia now.

Jeter’s first televised at-bat of his final season.

GIDP

Jeter’s first televised at-bat of his final season.

GIDP

February 26, 2014
pirates

February 26, 2014

pirates

Aaaahhhh, baseball

Aaaahhhh, baseball

life:

Brooklyn Dodger rookies and prospects do calisthenics as part of a daily training routine at the “Dodgertown” complex in Vero Beach, Fla., in 1948: http://ti.me/VhRkEX
(George Silk—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

life:

Brooklyn Dodger rookies and prospects do calisthenics as part of a daily training routine at the “Dodgertown” complex in Vero Beach, Fla., in 1948: http://ti.me/VhRkEX


(George Silk—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

It’s the first day of spring training and Jose Iglesias is already stuck in some netting after crashing into a screen. Not a great omen for the 2013 Red Sox season.

It’s the first day of spring training and Jose Iglesias is already stuck in some netting after crashing into a screen. Not a great omen for the 2013 Red Sox season.

juniusworth:

The two new lefties in the Diamondbacks bullpen, Tony Sipp & Matt Reynolds throwing this morning.
Salt River Fields Park
Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community near Scottsdale, Arizona
Photo Steve Berthiaume 

juniusworth:

The two new lefties in the Diamondbacks bullpen, Tony Sipp & Matt Reynolds throwing this morning.

Salt River Fields Park

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community near Scottsdale, Arizona

Photo Steve Berthiaume 

And. Here. We. Go.

And. Here. We. Go.

bobrando:

Its almost Baseball Season.

Pitchers and catchers begin reporting on Monday.

bobrando:

Its almost Baseball Season.

Pitchers and catchers begin reporting on Monday.

oldtimefamilybaseball:

The Brewers are holding a contest in search of new uniform designs. Which, thank heavens, because the current Brewers uniforms have somehow managed to make a team named after beer boring.
Unfortunately, the contest winner will only see their uniform worn during a 2013 spring training game, but considering that a) spring training unis are one of the worst things one can see on the baseball field and b) if it’s a truly great uniform the team could soon adopt it, only good can come of this. Get full details on the contest here. 
What’s there to be scared of anyway? After all, the last time a team held a fan design contest, we ended up with these: 

Okay, so maybe a little concern is justified. 
(h/t UniWatch) 

oldtimefamilybaseball:

The Brewers are holding a contest in search of new uniform designs. Which, thank heavens, because the current Brewers uniforms have somehow managed to make a team named after beer boring.

Unfortunately, the contest winner will only see their uniform worn during a 2013 spring training game, but considering that a) spring training unis are one of the worst things one can see on the baseball field and b) if it’s a truly great uniform the team could soon adopt it, only good can come of this. Get full details on the contest here

What’s there to be scared of anyway? After all, the last time a team held a fan design contest, we ended up with these: 

Okay, so maybe a little concern is justified. 

(h/t UniWatch

Apparently Ron Guidry, Cy Young Award winner and 4-Time All Star, drives Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra around Yankee Spring Training every year. Some might think, “How awesome is that?” Well, Harvey Araton of the NY Times thought the same thing — and wrote a book about it.

(Source: NPR)

"Despite being a 10-year veteran, Pete Rose still hustles like a rookie in Reds camp."
(Walter Iooss, Jr./Sports Illustrated, 1972 Spring Training)

"Despite being a 10-year veteran, Pete Rose still hustles like a rookie in Reds camp."

(Walter Iooss, Jr./Sports Illustrated, 1972 Spring Training)