Celebrate pitchers and catchers reporting with 10 photos of batteries hugging it out
With pitchers and catchers reporting today, there will be plenty of joyful reunions. Vacation photos will be shared, baseballs shall be thrown and, of course, hugs will be exchanged. What better way to honor that sacred bond of the battery than through some great on-field hugs?
Don Larsen and Yogi Berra know that hugs are the best way to say hello:
Some x's and o's were shared between Gene Bearden, Bob Lemon and Jim Hegan:
Style icon Kent Tekulve and Steve Nicosia tried to play that "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" game, except they didn't understand the rules:
Willie Hernandez and Lance Parrish practiced their Broadway routine at the end of the '84 World Series:
Felix Hernandez and Jesus Montero shared deep secrets, like "I'm going to throw a lot of changeups":
Little-known fact: Clayton Kershaw and A.J. Ellis use each other as their "Inception" totem.
Is this A.J. Burnett and Francisco Cervelli hugging during a game? Or is this from their Oscar biopic?
Kendall Graveman and Stephen Vogt are like peanut butter and jelly:
This hug looks like it would require the jaws of life to pry apart:
This could be us, but you playing:
And sometimes, two catchers just need to hug it out, too:
Love is in the air. Baseball's back.