words // Brennan Hiro Williams

Four months after the St. Louis Cardinals won the 2011 MLB World Series, baseball is back, thawing out in the balmy climates of Florida and Arizona. With no shortage of new storylines, the 2012 season is sure to provide plenty of dramatic moments, all of which starts now in Spring Training. Cactus and Grapfruit League play officially kicks off tomorrow, March 2, for teams around the MLB.

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Photos via Y! Sports.


Rangers rookie Yu Darvish gets acquainted with Texas culture and his new Nike glove.


Rockies superstar Troy Tulowitzki backhands a grounder in the Nike Shox Gamer.


Washington’s Ryan Zimmerman works on fielding drills in Under Armour.


Jose “Joey Bats” Bautista appears to have switched over to Reebok for the 2012 season.


Gerald Demp “Buster” Posey III blocks a ball in the dirt wearing the Under Armour Pro Chest Protector.


Adrian Gonzalez works on first base drills in the Nike LunarEclipse+ 2.


Breakout Blue Jays slugger Brett Lawrie runs sprints in the Nike LunarGlide+ 3.


Yankees stars Derek Jeter (Jordan Brand) and Alex Rodriguez (Nike) stretch out on Tampa’s Steinbrenner Field.


Power-hitting prodigy Giancarlo Stanton poses with his Marucci baseball bat.


“Big Time Timmy Jim” Tim Lincecum poses with his Rawlings baseball glove.


Pittsburgh star Andrew McCutchen sports a crisp new Pirates New Era 59FIFTY Authentic Cap.