Brewers players "warm-up" in the snow for a game against the Reds.Brewers players “warm up” in the Cincinnati snow before they take on the Reds on Opening Day Thursday.

words // Nick Engvall

We may have changed our clocks and calendars to jump ahead to spring, but that doesn’t mean Mother Nature goes by the same schedule we do. Just ask the Brewers, who open the season Thursday in Cincinnati. Milwaukee players had a light practice in the snow this week, a far cry from the warm weather of Phoenix, where they’ve spent the rest of the pre-season.

With just a couple days before players begin the regular season, teams have been winding down their spring schedule, and managers have been making their final roster choices. That being said, we saw a couple of stars, like CC Sabathia and Evan Longoria, spend some time off the diamond and in the practice facilities putting the final touches on their spring preparations.

Check out the latest MLB Watch with images courtesy of Yahoo.

MLB Watch: A look at what the pros use on the diamond.CC Sabathia tosses wearing his Jordan Retro 11 Player Exclusives.CC Sabathia tosses wearing his Jordan Retro 11 Player Exclusives.

Prince FielderPrince Fielder enjoying the snow wearing his Rawlings first base men’s glove.

Miguel Cabrera takes some batting practice using Franklin batting gloves.Miguel Cabrera takes some batting practice using Franklin batting gloves.

Coco Crisp climbs the wall in the adidas adiZero Diamond King.Coco Crisp climbs the wall in the adidas adiZero Diamond King.

Alex Rodriguez seems to be a big fan of the Nike Shox.Alex Rodriguez seems to be a big fan of the Nike Shox.

Andres Torres, caught in a run down, made a move to Reebok cleats in the off-season.Andres Torres, caught in a run down, made a move to Reebok cleats in the off-season.

Rafael Furcal using a resistance band while walking in the Nike Air Diamond Elite.Rafael Furcal using a resistance band while walking in the Nike Air Diamond Elite.

Scott Baker of the the Twins wearing a Mizuno Glove.Scott Baker of the the Twins wearing a Mizuno glove.

Adrian Gonzalez makes the most of his Nike batting gloves.Adrian Gonzalez makes the most of his Nike batting gloves.

Evan Longoria taking some batting practice wearing the Nike Air Max TR1 Player Exclusive.Evan Longoria taking some batting practice wearing the Nike Air Max TR1 Player Exclusive.