Blurry spring training photo season came early this year
What was that you smelled this morning? Was it a distant scent wafting from Florida and Arizona? Ah, baseball. Or, at least, something approximating baseball.
Every spring, baseball reporters provide proof that players are doing something like baseball by tweeting photographs. Only, the low winter sun makes photography difficult and the pictures turn out terribly. It may sound terrible, but it’s a welcome sight for die-hard baseball fans.
This year is a World Baseball Classic year, so spring training is getting started early. That means we get to enjoy these poorly composed photographs a week earlier than usual.
Marla Hooch. What a hitter! pic.twitter.com/pXP9o5OE6J
— Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) February 13, 2017
Andrew Miller out playing catch this morning. pic.twitter.com/6GDI4oC8DI
— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) February 13, 2017
Here are Bumgarner and Melancon throwing, and yes, I should've been a cinematographer. pic.twitter.com/NeYxZYxzbJ
— Andrew Baggarly (@extrabaggs) February 14, 2017
Baseball players on a baseball field. Let the bad beat writer photos begin pic.twitter.com/tdnnYZJwhg
— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) February 13, 2017
Reid Brignac and Alex Bregman head to cages pic.twitter.com/a20WXBH9b1
— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) February 14, 2017
— Roger Mooney (@RogerMooney50) February 14, 2017
Q and Holland bullpens pic.twitter.com/ixhrNgoyBa
— Scott Merkin (@scottmerkin) February 14, 2017
— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) February 14, 2017
— Kansas City Royals (@Royals) February 14, 2017
Pierce Johnson hopes the phrase on his socks change his fortunes: "game changer" pic.twitter.com/YPIBsvpPs6
— Mark Gonzales (@MDGonzales) February 14, 2017
— Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) February 14, 2017
It doesn't talk long to see why many say Ron Washington has long been one of the most energetic coaches in baseball pic.twitter.com/vlioGYmWHu
— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) February 14, 2017
Here we go pic.twitter.com/E28nLZdQTz
— Brittany Ghiroli (@Britt_Ghiroli) February 14, 2017
If your eyes are bleeding after that, Tampa Bay Times photographer’s Will Vragovic’s crystal clear shots are the perfect antidote.