Found February 21, 2012 on All Things Rockies:
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brightcove.createExperiences(); SCOTTSDALE — There’s a closeness to spring training that doesn’t exist in the regular season or arguably any professional sport. The players feel like they are constantly in arms reach. And they certainly are in full view of a flip-camera. Monday, I filmed Troy Tulowitzki, Carlos Gonzalez, Todd Helton and Casey Blake taking cuts. I was roughly 4 feet from the batter’s box. A lot of us want to believe we could hit in the majors — I don’t count myself among that group. Then you see the ball jump off their bat like a seat-seeking missile and realize, “OK, maybe not.” Enjoy the hacks. And for those asking, yes Carlos Gonzalez is 10 pounds heavier — “But I feel stronger than I did at this time last year,” he said. Tulo has a mohawk (It’s a work in progress). Blake can type — he pounded the words out on the keyboard last week for his live chat set up by The Des Moines Register. And Helton cut his hair, saying “I wanted to look younger.”
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