The Colorado Rockies officially started spring training Tuesday with pitchers and catchers reporting. To make things official the Rockies even updated their Twitter avatar with a spring-appropriate one.
<---- The beginning of #SpringTraining means our #RoxSpring avi returns! ☀️ ⚾️ pic.twitter.com/7uCK76BYBt— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) February 14, 2017
The most excited pitchers to report so far are two of the Rockies’ top pitching prospects.
Locked n' loaded. Go Rox ⚡️⚾️ #spring17 @ Salt River Fields at Talking Stick https://t.co/PjYWoODL6D— Jeff Hoffman (@hoff_23) February 14, 2017
Ladies and gentlemen...the wait is over. Spring training is here ⚾️— Yency Almonte (@showtimealmonte) February 14, 2017
They are far from the only ones there though; Rockies hitters appear just as ready to get baseball started as you are. While some of them are reporting early to get ready for the upcoming World Baseball Classic, the hitters who are already there include those who are simply excited to be playing baseball again.
#Rockies position players bumpin' the old-school and loosening up for unofficial workouts. Pitchers hit the field for real workouts soon. pic.twitter.com/nLT0yfGBBW— Thomas Harding (@harding_at_mlb) February 14, 2017
For those of us who have an insatiable appetite for baseball after a long winter, Harding is doing his best to supply us with a steady stream of videos from Rockies hitters taking batting practice Tuesday morning. So far that list includes Charlie Blackmon, Nolan Arenado, and Ian Desmond.
Want mode of #Rockies CF Charlie Blackmon? You've got it. pic.twitter.com/1rVrHcpt7W— Thomas Harding (@harding_at_mlb) February 14, 2017
Would i give early-morning Valentine's Day hitting video and not offer some of #Rockies 3B Nolan Arenado? I'm sweeter than that. pic.twitter.com/UaGaAxkzfl— Thomas Harding (@harding_at_mlb) February 14, 2017
Here is #Rockies 1B Ian Desmond pic.twitter.com/5EqjVmw6WZ— Thomas Harding (@harding_at_mlb) February 14, 2017