MLB footage have arrived, as groups begin preparing for Spring Coaching. There’s solely a lot you are able to do with a bat or a ball in a nonetheless photograph, and a lot of the pictures are monotonous and contain gamers smiling immediately right into a digital camera whereas swinging a bat or holding a ball. Sometimes, although, issues get wacky. Listed here are some notable pictures that caught our eye wanting by way of the tons of of photographs.
#1 Jeff Banister, Texas Rangers
“I do know you’re the supervisor however let’s have you ever maintain a bat.”
“Hmm, one thing doesn’t appear fairly proper. Josh, are you able to get us that bat with barbed wire wrapped round it? … Good.”
#2 Tim Tebow, New York Mets
“Tim, present us the face you’d make if the approaching supervisor got here towards you with a barbed wire bat.”
That is your reminder that Tim Tebow received to take photographs with the main league membership and can in all probability get an opportunity to make a publicity look in Shea sooner or later.
#three Matt Purke, New York Mets
“Matt, any ideas on Tim Tebow making the most important league roster and being your teammate?”
#four Joc Pederson and Yasiel Puig, Los Angeles Dodgers
Taking footage the appropriate approach. Old-fashioned. No bat flips right here.
#5 Homer Bailey, Cincinnati Reds
The Reds’ photographer had broader statements to make concerning the human situation by going black and white. One thing concerning the futility of life and the endless cycle of disappointment. Looks like a great way to start out one other season in Cincinnati.
#6 Steve Buechele, Texas Rangers
I’ll say this: the Rangers coaches actually introduced it this yr. I actually need to know what Buechele’s inspiration was as he acquired into this technique appearing position of staring deep into his hat.
#7 Elvis Andrus, Texas Rangers
Every thing is best with a handful of Blow Pops.
#eight Jon Lester, Chicago Cubs
A number of gamers tossed balls throughout their photograph ops. However Jon Lester nailed this try by getting the ball to cease proper subsequent to his face. He additionally one way or the other managed it in order that the ball is displaying extra emotion.
#9 Avisail Garcia, Chicago White Sox
Avisail broke out the ape masks for his pictures. Let’s hope this makes it to a baseball card.
#10 Daniel Mengden, Oakland Athletics
Mengden’s Rollie Fingers tribute is already in mid-season type.
[all photos via USA Today Sports Images]