Pitching and catchers reporting to spring training is the baseball equivalent of groundhog day telling everyone that there will be 36 more weeks of America’s pastime.
The Astros celebrated the arrival of Spring Training the best way they could...with their mascot Orbit:
When pitchers and catchers report and it's also Valentine's Day pic.twitter.com/VIw9gxp97n— Houston Astros (@astros) February 14, 2017
Josh Reddick worked on breaking in his new Astros cap by baking it in the Flordia on the dashboard:
The bald bros., bald backstop brothers, bald-beards squared, El Oso Blanco y El Juez (I’m still working on a nickname for Brian McCann and Evan Gattis) got some work in the cage:
Brian McCann with hitting coach Dave Hudgens. #Astros pic.twitter.com/9RsIabSt90— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) February 14, 2017
Evan Gattis (@BulldogBeing) with #Astros ass't hitting coach Alonzo Powell. pic.twitter.com/7cg98iUulA— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) February 14, 2017
One of the newest Astros Nori Aoki is starting to get work in. He will be playing for Japan in the World Baseball Classic.
#Astros outfielder Nori Aoki at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches pic.twitter.com/swwMJWAs73— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) February 14, 2017
Fielding drills have started:
Grounders pic.twitter.com/InVpAsHY8x— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) February 14, 2017
The Astros now have roommates in their new digs - if you didn’t know:
Pitchers and Catchers report TODAY!— BallparkPalmBeaches (@BPPalmBeaches) February 14, 2017
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It is the only the beginning of Astros baseball, but it's good to have it back finally.