Spring Training opened this past weekend with a few games between the Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers.
Finding positives and negatives from Spring games is hard because players may be working on a specific skill set that cause the stat lines to blur. When a hitter is trying to go the opposite way with every swing, he may go 0-for-4 at the plate. When a pitcher is working on a new pitch and determining if he can throw it effectively, he may walk quite a few hitters in the process.
What, then, can you take away from Spring Training games, especially early in the year?
Well, baseball is back. The sights and sounds of the game are filling the air and the teams will be back to their home stadiums before too long.
Here at i70baseball, we are excited to be back into the swing of things. This site holds credentials with Major League Baseball and, in order to bring our readers the benefits of these credentials, we sent a photographer to the Royals and Rangers opener on Friday. The below slide show has a sampling of the great pictures that photographer Charles Sollars took that day.
Enjoy the sights of Spring and stay tuned…
Bill Ivie is the editor here at I-70 Baseball
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