It's an annual tradition, pitchers and catchers reporting. The pitchers and catchers are the taller, sweatier groundhogs of the sports world, and they never see their own shadow. Winter is over, everyone.
Winter is almost over, everyone. And because the Dodgers and Diamondbacks are playing an early regular-season game in Australia, their pitchers and catchers are reporting a little earlier than everyone else. Here, then, are the first pitcher and catcher to report:
You might be laughing at J.J. Putz's name again, even though it's pronounced "puts." You are six years old. What you should be laughing at is that Henry Blanco is still a) alive and b) playing baseball in the majors. A list of players born in the same year as Blanco:
Todd Van Poppel
The larger point is that pitchers and catchers have reported. That's a pitcher, that's a catcher, and the picture was taken in the clubhouse of a baseball-related facility. Rejoice.