Spring training is a baseball ritual. Players and coaches, followed by a cadre of journalist and photographers—and a few fans—arrive and spend weeks in camps crashing for the start of the season. The Baltimore Orioles facility is in Sarasota, Fla., where they will spend time hitting, fielding and drilling, preparing minds and bodies for the long, arduous season.
The Orioles' pitchers and catchers stretch and warm up before the second day of workouts at the Orioles spring training complex in Sarasota, Fla. The group arrives a few days before the rest of the position players to get a head start on the season.