Spring has sprung...

Spring Training. The sweetest two words in the English language. Spring is upon us and that means baseball is here -- as is the spitting of sunflower seeds, the smell of pine tar and that sweet sound of the crack of the bat. 

"For nine innings, baseball is the story of David and Goliath, of Samson, Cinderella, Paul Bunyan, Homer's Iliad and the Count of Monte Cristo. This is a game for all America, this baseball. A game for boys and for men". -An excerpt from Ernie Harwell's poem entitled 'The Game for All America'

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Atlanta Braves pitching coach Roger McDowell walks in the early morning fog at Disney's Wide World of Sports complex where the Braves train.

Atlanta Braves pitching coach Roger McDowell walks in the early morning fog at Disney's Wide World of Sports complex where the Braves train.

Boston Red Sox pitcher Koji Uehara signs autographs for fans at JetBlue Park in Ft. Myers, FL. 

Boston Red Sox pitcher Koji Uehara signs autographs for fans at JetBlue Park in Ft. Myers, FL. 

Toronto Blue Jays outfielder José Bautista takes some swings during an afternoon workout at the Blue Jays' complex in Dunedin, FL. 

Toronto Blue Jays outfielder José Bautista takes some swings during an afternoon workout at the Blue Jays' complex in Dunedin, FL. 

New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez laughs with teammates after a batting cage session at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, FL. 

New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez laughs with teammates after a batting cage session at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, FL.