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Spring Training 2010

Recent Boston weather makes us think spring is on the way here anyway, but nothing teases out spring fever like spring training baseball. With play in full swing in Florida and Arizona, fans and players alike are enjoying that special spring training mix of baseball and vacation. ( 24 photos total)

The Boston Red Sox' John Lackey fields fly balls in the outfield before the start of a game against the Minnesota Twins March 4. (Globe Staff/Barry Chin)

Toronto Blue Jays rookie Brett Wallace has his eyes examined during the team's medical exams in Dunedin, Fla. February 21. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press/Darren Calabrese) #

Toronto Blue Jays manager Cito Gaston smiles at registered nurse Judy Gill while getting a needle during the team's medical exams in Dunedin, Fla. February 21. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press/Darren Calabrese) #

A hopeful Tyler Ulwick, 4, of Winchester, Mass. waits for an autograph February 20. (Globe Staff/Barry Chin) #

Fans of the New York Yankees hold baseballs for autographs before play against the Philadelphia Phillies March 4 at the Bright House Field in Clearwater, Fla. (Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images) #

The Texas Rangers' Vladimir Guerrero takes batting practice before a game with the Kansas City Royals in Surprise, Ariz. March 4. (AP Photo/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/Ron Jenkins) #

Minnesota Twins pitcher Anthony Swarzak yawns while stretching on the first pitchers and catchers workout in Fort Myers, Fla. February 22. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik) #

The Kansas City Royals Nelson Payano stretches during his team's full squad workout February 23 in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) #

The Boston Red Sox' Boof Bonser stretches during a workout in Fort Meyers, Fla. February 25. (Globe Staff/Barry Chin) #

The Milwaukee Brewers' Matt Treanor blows a bubble sitting in the dugout before a game against the San Francisco Giants in Scottsdale, Ariz. March 4. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) #

The Arizona Diamondbacks' Rusty Ryal is hit in the nose with a ball during infield drills in Tucson, Ariz. February 25. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic/Charlie Leight) #

The Boston Red Sox' Marco Scutaro resorts to some trickery as he flips the ball through his legs while participating in a double-play drill in Fort Meyers, Fla. February 27. #

A toad ventures on to a practice field as members of the St. Louis Cardinals practice nearby February 26 in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) #

The Milwaukee Brewers' Rickie Weeks goes sliding on a steal attempt during a game in Scottsdale, Ariz. March 4. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) #

The Milwaukee Brewers' Carlos Gomez dives in an attempt to catch a ball against the Colorado Rockies in Tucson, Ariz. March 6. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski) #

The New York Yankees' Nick Swisher tumbles into the bullpen while fielding a ball against the Tampa Bay Rays at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa March 5. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) #

The Los Angeles Dodgers' Jamey Carroll steals third base as the Chicago White Sox' Brent Morel dives for the throw March 5 in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan) #

The Boston Red Sox' Jose Iglesias shouts after he slaps the tag on Boston College Robbie Anston on a pick off play in Fort Meyers March 3. (Globe Staff/Barry Chin) #

The Toronto Blue Jays' Jose Molina breaks his bat in a game against the New York Yankees in Tampa March 6. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press/Darren Calabrese) #

The Toronto Blue Jays' Lyle Overbay sits for an elaborate photo shoot at the team's spring training facility on photo day in Dunedin, Fla. March 1. The photos map players' features for Playstation and X-Box video games. (REUTERS/Fred Thornhill) #

The Oakland Athletics' Coco Crisp and The San Diego Padres' Heath Bell clown for cameras on team picture days in Phoenix March 1 and Peoria, Ariz. February 27 respectively. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) #

Sharon Harrington takes photos of seats in the rain at Tempe Diablo Stadium before the Los Angeles Angels' game against the Oakland Athletics in Tempe, Ariz. March 7. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) #

The Philadelphia Phillies' Cole Hamels stretches in the outfield in front of a large billboard prior to the start of a Grapefruit League game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Dunedin, Fla. March 5. (REUTERS/Fred Thornhill) #

The Philadelphia Phillies' Dominic Brown chases a fly ball during practice before a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates March 6 in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) #



Great collection. #11 is just asking for a big FAIL to be pasted on it.

Posted by Alex O March 8, 10 10:23 PM

Fun set. Boof Bonser...hmmm, had to look him up.

Posted by Chris March 9, 10 08:24 AM

raely good

Posted by sam March 10, 10 07:37 AM

Nice. In # 12 you can see his tin of 'dip'

Posted by Mike B March 11, 10 04:04 PM
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