Baseball glove and sunscreen - both are of equal importance when it comes to the annual tour to spring training in Arizona for the Rockies.
"You're kind of couped up all winter and the excitement and optimism just builds over time," reliever Rex Brothers said. Pitchers and catchers reported to Salt River Field at Talking Stick Saturday and the rest of the position players will join them on February 21.
There is a certain promise of the upcoming season that you can't find anywhere else. While much of country is just beginning to thaw from an overly cold winter, the players and teams are motivated for the distant chance to play in the World Series in October.
"To get here and just see the guys - amongst your comrades - there's nothing like spring time. That's what baseball is all about," Brothers continued.
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