With pitchers and catchers practicing already, we can officially say that spring training has begun. I always love spring training. It’s not quite like NFL training camps where every team is superbowl bound, but it’s still a fun time full of optimism. I thought I’d get us started with this year with a list of 5 myths about spring training that I see fans continue to believe every year.
Myth 1: Everyone invited to camp has a shot of making the team. It seems unfair to say, but it simply isn’t true. Highly touted prospects often get invited so they get a taste of big-league camp and get to rub shoulders with the major leaguers. That way, they won’t be so awestruck when they do finally get their chance.