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Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Spring training: A grueling marathon

By David Schoenfield

Spring training may seem like fun -- a little batting practice in the morning, baseball in the afternoon, golf after the game -- but it's not. As D.J. Gallo points out, these photos attest that spring training is really a six-week marathon of grueling physical and mental conditioning.