Found February 09, 2013 on Bush League Chronicle:
San Diego Padres fans, and baseball fans in general, have reason to smile these days. That's because baseball season is just around the corner as evidenced by the commencement of spring training next week.Here is a photo snapped by a Padres fan at the team's FanFest at PETCO Park on Saturday.Yes, the harsh months of the offseason are nearly over. Baseball season is now upon us.Via Instagram

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