Feb 16, 2014; Dunedin, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher R.A. Dickey (43) stretches during spring training at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Images of Spring: R.A. Dickey Is What It's All About

 

Let’s say NASA wanted to send another probe to the stars, and was looking to include an image on the probe’s golden Message to the Aliens disc that explained baseball spring training.

Just one image. One image to sum up everything baseball spring training is. So that creatures from a highly advanced alien civilization could grasp the concept.

I would choose the above image of R.A. Dickey stretching.

You will never see a single photograph that more thoroughly captures the essence of spring training than that. An old pasty white dude with hairy knees sprawled in the grass, meticulously yanking and stretching his tired old joints into alignment.

Once they see that, the aliens won’t have any desire to invade earth.

That’s what earthlings are like? Not worth the effort.

We go ‘em fooled. Us and R.A. Dickey.

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