Manager Dusty Bakers surveys the scene from behind the pitching mounds as pitchers and catchers reported for the first day of Spring Training 2009 for the Cincinnati Reds in Sarasota, Florida.
Blue sky, white clouds, green grass and temperatures in the high 70's were the order of the day as the first official workout began.
Pitcher Homer Bailey threw 40 pitches in his first drill.
Flanked by coaches and players, Manager Dusty Bakers sits on a chair while watching pitchers throw.
Catcher Ryan Hanigan in blue blocker sunglasses and his catching helmet and mask. The Reds are beginning their final spring at the Florida facility. Next season they will move to Goodyear, AZ.
Homer Bailey practices