Spring Training Pictorial: Dodgers vs Royals

We know how you feel Chad. Or do we? It's a weird look.

Hey all, I'm in Glendale, AZ to take in some Spring Training games and figured it might be fun to post some (OK, a lot) of the pictures from my time here. Click below the jump if you want a lighthearted look at my first day in AZ, where I caught a Dodgers/Royals game. There are a lot of pictures, but it's really only about 5% of the full amount taken...so consider yourself lucky. I am considering doing this for each of the games I attend, so let me know what you think. Enjoy...

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Ah yes. That's where we are.

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And so begins many pictures of players walking past us... (James Loney)

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First Bison sighting of the day! (Matt Kemp)

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Tony Gwynn making an NFL style entrance...

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Here for four games and this is likely the most we'll see of Kershaw

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I know what you're thinking...the least Juan Uribe could do is sign some autographs...and so it will be done. He won't do much else this year.

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GUYS! GUYS LOOK! HE'S RUNNING! Savor it while you can. (Still Uribe)

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For those wondering how Guerra has succeeded while lacking elite pitches...It's all in the eyes.

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Even AJ Ellis is weirded out by Javy's eyes.

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Got Josh Lindblom to laugh while discussing the NCAA tournament. He accused me of pulling for St. Mary's (He's a Purdue alum)

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If you want an autograph at Spring Training...bring one of these. Quite useful.

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See! Look at her! Kids are like homing beacons for autographs. If you want a signature you need to beg, borrow or steal a child to get it.

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Dee Gordon is actually only as big as this photo.

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Don Newcombe as still the effing man. Pulling. It. Off.

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It's a scoreboard. I don't know what else I can tell you.

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Camelback Ranch from the centerfield entrance

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See? I told you we were at Camelback Ranch.

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Hall of Famer George Brett and some clown in a tank top.

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Mike Brito (who signed Fernando Valenzuela) walks on by... We've nicknamed him "Burrito"

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(Matt Kemp)

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Silent...but deadly. (Matt Kemp)

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The Dodgers make Dee Gordon eat constantly. It's not working.

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You're starting battery. That's right. We haven't even gotten to the game. You're regretting reading this already. Carry on though.

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More autographs! Yes. There were children nearby. (Jerry Sands)

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(Tim Federowicz)

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Matt Kemp was oh-so-close to us. Yet oh-so-far. This is totally the last Kemp photo. I promise.

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I told you they were playing the Royals! I swear the game will start soon. I swear. (Eric Hosmer)

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This is NOT the last Hosmer photo.

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BASEBALL! THE ACTUAL GAME! (Billingsley)

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Dee Gordon is defining the phrase "on your toes" in this photo (background)

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Followthrough (Billingsley)

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(Hosmer)

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If you just subtract the "s" from his name, it spells "Homer." Probably a good sign for Royals fans. He went 2/3 with 4 rbi in this game.

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(Dee Gordon)

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Yes. He goes from attempting to bunt to being on 2nd base. It happens that fast. (Dee Gordon)

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There is no bat. (Kemp) PS - I lied. There's totally more Matt Kemp. I can't believe you thought I was serious.

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Something Dodger fans will see daily, nightly, and ever-so-rightly. Juan Rivera flailing weakly at a bad pitch.

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I cannot even guess what Dee Gordon is doing right now. Probably eating some snacks the Dodgers snuck in his glove. It's still not working.

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Danny Duffy pitches mean. You'll see.

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See!? Intimidation at work. (Duffy)

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That is some crazy pronation. (Duffy)

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Duff-man gets a lot of pictures...OH YEAH!

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(Andre Ethier)

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Guys. They made Todd Coffey hit. He got an RBI. It was really confusing.

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This is purely for comparison's sake. Look at Todd Coffey. Then look at Dee Gordon. I think Todd has been stealing all of Dee's Dodger mandated snacks.

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(Alex Gordon)

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(Alex Gordon, Todd Coffey)

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Told you there'd be more Kemp! Joakim Soria tried to decapitate him here.

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Scouts of a feather clock together

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We're almost at the end guys. Promise. Like, for realsies. (Greg Golson, Tim Federowicz)

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Wanted to include a pic of Kelvin Herrera. Dude throws serious heat.

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Fin.

All pictures courtesy of Alexis Goldstein

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