For Jason Bay, traveling to the Twins complex here in Fort Myers, represented a reunion. A month before Bay suffered his concussion that ruined the end of his disappointing first season, Justin Morneau had a concussion that ended his 2010.
The two know each other so Bay called Morneau for advice.
"I was like, 'What are you doing?'" Bay said. "[He said,] 'Sit in a dark room and, you know relax and if you can tolerate some stuff.' They were things the doctors told me, but it was easier to relate to somebody who had gone through it.' It is easier to relate to that instead of just having someone tell you what to do."
Since then the two have been exchanging text message, checking in how each other is doing.