Why Is It Called Spring Training?
I've never understood this.
Pitchers and catchers every year report to the camp in the middle of February. The rest of the hitters are soon to follow. The weather in both Florida and Arizona is warm and gorgeous and the anticipation slowly builds to the beginning of the regular season the first week of April. The majority of the preparation for the season comes in between the middle of February and March 20th. The last 10 days or so the players are already and just enjoying that last bit of sun. Given that the 20th is the first day of spring, why is it not called Winter training?
Okay so you want kids to show up on their spring break. I can buy that. But the whole damn training process takes place in the middle of the winter. Yes, it's actually still winter even though you are playing in Florida and Arizona. Does winter training just not sound as catchy as spring, is that really all it is?
Also, why do we not care about the statistics of spring training? We have to pay to go see the teams workout and then play meaningless games, so shouldn't we care who leads spring training in home runs (Bryce Harper)?
I sought out these answers and more on today's edition of the RotoExperts in the Morning. I polled Corey Parson and Matt Modica on why the hell we call it spring and not winter training, along with current knowledge of the spring training leaders.
This weekend is also one of the biggest weekends of the year in the fantasy baseball industry, as it is the industry leading Tout Wars draft. So, naturally, I asked Corey and Matt why should the average fan care? Why does it matter? These two experts break it down and try to get through.
It's two jam packed awesome hours of the RotoExperts in the Morning, airing everyday live on the FNTSY Sports Radio Network and On Demand whenever you want to listen!
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