If it’s been a long a long, dark winter for you; you have basically survived it. Alas, the Los Angeles Dodgers released one of those magical videos we see this time of year that all teams should relish in putting out.
The team packed up their moving trucks, and the next stop is Camelback Ranch, Arizona. This just feels like baseball – it smells like baseball. This is the kind of overjoyed post I should be writing for all of you (and myself) each day. Soak it in:
All packed up!
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) February 5, 2019
Moreover, the official ‘pitchers and catchers report’ date for the Dodgers is February 12. That’s when everyone is due in by assignment.
However, the best part of spring training is getting those reports of the guys who are hungry. You know what I mean – the tweet that says Walker Buehler or Clayton Kershaw showed up two days early. Those are the things I love to see. Give me the guys who have their bags packed today and are ready to put their jeep tires on some open highway, ready to chase that elusive title starting right now.
On Tuesday evening on Blue Heaven Podcast, I talked about the things I want to learn from spring training. I want to see what Will Smith has, is Max Muncy looking limber at second base, how is Corey Seager progressing like all of you. Equally important, just give me reports of the guys who are showing up early and running on outfield tracks or whatever it is you do when you show up three days early for work.
Imagine loving your job that much – maybe some of you can. Spring training is a new start for everyone. It’s the signal of hope and sunshine that we all need. Just before we get into all the major storylines, let’s enjoy it beginning. Baseball season is basically back – this video is proof!
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