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Fun photos from spring training

Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen, left, stretches

Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen, left, stretches with the Pirates mascot before a game against the New York Yankees. (March 6, 2012) Photo Credit: AP

Spring training is a fun time for fans and players alike. Here's a look at some funny photos from around spring training as teams prepare for the 2012 season.

Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen, left, stretches
Photo Credit: AP

Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen, left, stretches with the Pirates mascot before a game against the New York Yankees. (March 6, 2012)

Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish poses for a
Photo Credit: AP

Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish poses for a photographer during photo day at spring training. (Feb. 28, 2012)

Toronto Blue Jays Edwin Encarnacion does a sliding
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Toronto Blue Jays Edwin Encarnacion does a sliding drill during spring training. (Feb. 28, 2012)

Yankees' Nick Swisher throws a water bottle to
Photo Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams, Jr.

Yankees' Nick Swisher throws a water bottle to Brett Gardner. (Feb. 28, 2012)

Mets reliever Tim Byrdak dressed as Hulk Hogan
Photo Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa

Mets reliever Tim Byrdak dressed as Hulk Hogan talking to strength and conditioning coordinator Brad Andress during spring training. (Feb. 28, 2012)

Mets reliever pitcher Tim Byrdak runs around the
Photo Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa

Mets reliever pitcher Tim Byrdak runs around the field dressed as Hulk Hogan. (Feb. 28, 2012)

St. Louis Cardinals pitchers, from left, Jason Motte,
Photo Credit: AP

St. Louis Cardinals pitchers, from left, Jason Motte, Mitchell Boggs, center, and J.C. Romero take a water break during spring training. (Feb. 21, 2012)

Juliana Ramirez throws batting practice to Manny Jr.
Photo Credit: AP

Juliana Ramirez throws batting practice to Manny Jr. as her husband Manny Ramirez holds a news conference following a spring training workout. (Feb. 24, 2012)

Yankees' Alex Rodriguez gestures as he talks with
Photo Credit: AP

Yankees' Alex Rodriguez gestures as he talks with a reporter during practice at spring training. (Feb. 25, 2012)

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher David Price tosses around
Photo Credit: AP

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher David Price tosses around a ball during spring training. (Feb. 25, 2012)

Toronto Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia hams it
Photo Credit: AP

Toronto Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia hams it up while stretching during spring training. (Feb. 25, 2012)

Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth attends during the
Photo Credit: AP

Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth attends during the team's first official full squad workout at spring training. (Feb. 25, 2012)

Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia, left, and Adrian
Photo Credit: AP

Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia, left, and Adrian Gonzalez climb onto the back of a golf cart to be driven to a nearby field for their next drill as teammate Mike Aviles, right, walks by during spring training. (Feb. 26, 2012)

Texas Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland gathers balls
Photo Credit: AP

Texas Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland gathers balls after a drill during spring training. (Feb. 26, 2012)

Matthew Jolie, 8, of Sturbridge Mass., holds out
Photo Credit: AP

Matthew Jolie, 8, of Sturbridge Mass., holds out a baseball for Boston Red Sox players to autograph during their baseball spring training workout. (Feb. 21, 2012)

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Ricky Romero, right, ducks
Photo Credit: AP

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Ricky Romero, right, ducks for cover as Sergio Santos, left, makes a catch during long toss at spring training baseball. (Feb. 21, 2012)

Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez, center, jokes with
Photo Credit: AP

Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez, center, jokes with reporters saying, "It's only the second day," following the conclusion of the second day of pitchers and catchers spring training baseball workouts. (Feb. 21, 2012)

Pittsburgh Pirates' Clint Barmes, left, is grabbed by
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Pittsburgh Pirates' Clint Barmes, left, is grabbed by Tony Sanchez during practice. (Feb. 21, 2012)

St. Louis Cardinals' Tyler Greene, left, clowns around
Photo Credit: AP

St. Louis Cardinals' Tyler Greene, left, clowns around with teammate David Freese during spring training baseball. (Feb. 21, 2012)

Connor Stoffel, 7, of Hastings Minn., watches as
Photo Credit: AP

Connor Stoffel, 7, of Hastings Minn., watches as Minnesota Twins second baseman Alexi Casilla takes batting practice during a baseball spring training workout. (Feb. 21, 2012)

Lotus Belle-Glo reacts after getting an autograph from
Photo Credit: AP

Lotus Belle-Glo reacts after getting an autograph from San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy during a spring training. (Feb. 21, 2012)

Arizona Diamondbacks pitchers Ian Kennedy, front, and Joe
Photo Credit: AP

Arizona Diamondbacks pitchers Ian Kennedy, front, and Joe Saunders perform their exercises drills during spring training workouts at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick in Scottsdale, Ariz. (Feb. 21, 2012)

Grounds cleaner Mary Ellen Schippers pauses for a
Photo Credit: AP

Grounds cleaner Mary Ellen Schippers pauses for a moment from sweeping to take a photo of Boston Red Sox players during a baseball spring training workout. (Feb. 21, 2012)

Philadelphia Philllies' pitcher Roy Halladay leaves in a
Photo Credit: AP

Philadelphia Philllies' pitcher Roy Halladay leaves in a roadster after practice at spring training baseball. (Feb. 18, 2012)

Jaden Fielder, 7, son of Detroit Tigers first
Photo Credit: AP

Jaden Fielder, 7, son of Detroit Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder, looks up as his father hits a ball in the air during batting practice. (Feb. 20, 2012)

New York Yankees' Phil Hughes, from left, Boone
Photo Credit: AP

New York Yankees' Phil Hughes, from left, Boone Logan and CC Sabathia stretch during practice. (Feb. 20, 2012)

Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine reacts during
Photo Credit: AP

Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine reacts during a news conference as pitchers and catchers officially report to baseball spring training. (Feb. 19, 2012)

Oakland Athletics' Tyson Ross catches a frisbee after
Photo Credit: AP

Oakland Athletics' Tyson Ross catches a frisbee after arriving for spring training. (Feb. 18, 2012)

Groundskeeper Nathan Gluck rakes a pitcher's mound as
Photo Credit: AP

Groundskeeper Nathan Gluck rakes a pitcher's mound as a co-worker pours dirt before the Boston Red Sox officially report to spring training. (Feb. 19, 2012)

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitchers Jake Westbrook, front
Photo Credit: AP

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitchers Jake Westbrook, front left, and Jaime Garcia stretch with teammates. (Feb. 19, 2012)

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina takes part
Photo Credit: AP

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina takes part in a conditioning drill during spring training. (Feb. 19, 2012)

Boston Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz runs during
Photo Credit: AP

Boston Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz runs during a drill as pitchers and catchers officially report to spring training. (Feb. 19, 2012)

Atlanta Braves outfielder Eric Hinske wears his glove
Photo Credit: AP

Atlanta Braves outfielder Eric Hinske wears his glove on his head before the official start of spring training. (Feb. 19, 2012)

A dog belonging to Texas Rangers pitcher Tanner
Photo Credit: AP

A dog belonging to Texas Rangers pitcher Tanner Scheppers carries off a baseball. (Feb. 18, 2012)

Fans jump for a ball hit during batting
Photo Credit: AP

Fans jump for a ball hit during batting practice as Boston Red Sox pitchers and catchers officially report to spring training. (Feb. 19, 2012)

San Francisco Giants' Sergio Romo signs autographs for
Photo Credit: AP

San Francisco Giants' Sergio Romo signs autographs for fans. (Feb. 18, 2012)

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