With the Super Bowl over, and the 2012 college football and NFL seasons in the books, we can turn our complete attention to major league baseball, and the Atlanta Braves. Sure, the NBA is still percolating, but we watch it with one eye until the playoffs start, don’t we?
Spring Training Information
Pitchers/catchers report: Monday, February 11
Pitchers/catchers first workout: Tuesday, February 12
Full squad report: Thursday, February 14
Full squad first workout: Friday, February 15
Atlanta Braves News & Notes
*Yesterday was known as “Truck Day,” the day when the bats, balls, uniforms, etc. are loaded up at Turner Field, and shipped to the team’s spring training complex at Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
*Today is also a special day in that it is Hank Aaron‘s 79th birthday. Congratulations, Hank; many more!
*Andrelton Simmons will be batting lead-off in the World Baseball Classic for his Netherlands team. Simmons is expected to assume that role when the regular season starts, so it will get him experience in game situations before he heads to spring training.