For love of the game

It’s Valentine’s Day and what better way to spend the holiday than watching a little baseball, right?

Well, actually for me it would just be watching some Twins players work out on the back fields of the Lee County Sports Complex. The Twins pitchers and catchers aren’t scheduled to report until tomorrow but a few guys were still out there on Saturday morning getting in their workouts.

Saturday is usually the day when many of the players who have arrived early don’t come out to the park. That’s because they know that once reporting day comes there is not much of a break to follow. But when I arrived at the ballpark Saturday morning, about 20 cars were parked at the facility. Among the recognizable faces out on the fields were Kevin Slowey, Glen Perkins, Jesse Crain, Mike Redmond, Carlos Gomez and Brian Buscher.

Over the last couple of days, I stopped in briefly to check in with some of the guys who are already here. There hasn’t been much in terms of news to report. It’s just been the usual catching up and seeing how everyone’s winter has been. That will all likely change in the coming days, as Spring Training “officially” gets underway.

So for now, I’ll leave you all with a valentine gift of five little words that’s sure to excite any baseball fan, “Pitchers and Catchers report TOMORROW”

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