St. Louis Cardinals non-roster invitee catcher J.R. Towles holds his bat while watching an unofficial batting practice before the start of spring training baseball earlier today in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Question: I know a guy who considers the beginning of spring training, when pitchers and catchers report, to be one of the best days of the year. Spring training renews hope that his team will have a successful year. It's a new beginning after the cold of winter. Do you pay attention to spring training?