Tuesday, February 15, 2011

First Day of 2011 Spring Training Workouts!

(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
What a beautiful day!! Let's take a look at some pictures, videos, and articles, okay? :)

Just after 7am ET, here's Schafer in front of a green screen.

Brooks talking about the grand slam.

Photo galleries:

From My Fox Atlanta:
- February 14 (esp love pics 13 with JJ, 16 and 28 with Cory Gearrin, and all the ones with Prado!)
- Spring Training Behind the Scenes (lots of pics of Fredi, more with JJ)
- Cory Gearrin talks about our alma mater and playing catch with Kimbrel (video)
- Smoltzie in a new role at Spring Training (video)
- Prado practicing left field (video)

Braves.com: Hope springs eternal as Braves file into camp
"It's fun being healthy," Jurrjens said. "I forgot how much fun it is."

I miss when Jonny still wore some hair, but I get the decision. And speaking of Beachy, I adore Carroll's stories, and Beachy is still one of my top fave Braves.

Braves' Beachy has felt the heat of a pressure situation before
“All I can control is when I’ve got that ball in my hands,” he said. “So I’m going to do the best I can when I have it.”
The annual who-got-skinny AJC story -- for once, McCann isn't mentioned. ;)

DOB's interview with Fredi part 1 ~ part 2

Today's AJC Photo Gallery

Is it bad that I can recognize a few of the boys in picture #7 just by their body language? Thanks, batting practice? :) Here are more great pics!

Braves pitchers run around home plate as they warm up.
Martin Prado laughs with catcher David Ross in the batting cages. Prado is returning from a season-ending oblique tear and hip pointer.
Braves catcher Brian McCann warms up during the first workouts for pitchers and catchers.
New Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez, center, watches his team during a spring training baseball workout Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, in Kissimmee, Fla. Gonzalez replaced Bobby Cox who retired last year.
(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
(I call these pretzel runs! ~LT)
Atlanta Braves' Martin Prado rides in the back of a cart during a spring training baseball workout Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, in Kissimmee, Fla.
(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Question: Why did these two hug pics not get released to the public?! ;) Mac on Hanson 1 ~ 2

Love all the media coverage! Wish I was there, but I'll be at opening day! Stay healthy, boys! 


CABravesFan said...

I was all excited to see that great pic of Mac, and then I saw the ones of him all huggy with Tommy! <3 <3 <3


Lauren T. said...

The helmet is my favorite part of those two pictures. He can't appear on camera without the helmet, right? haha!

cal ;) said...

oh, how i love spring training. the guys always look like they're having a great time - so relaxed! prado's looking adorable this spring already. :)

Amanda said...

<3 Marteeen!

I was sad when I read that he wasn't thrilled about moving to LF (Uggla better have a phenomenal season grrr) but seeing his little happy smile makes it better. He has such a great attitude. I have no doubt he'll kick ass at LF too!

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flbravesgirl said...

Love the sneak hug attack!