Let this photo of Bartolo Colon enjoying a beer on a boat brighten your day
One of the best parts of Spring Training has nothing to do with baseball at all. It's the simple joy of seeing people running around outdoors in the sun with short sleeves on. While much of the country is enveloped in the cold, the baseball men in Florida and Arizona provide hope of warmer days to come.
Bartolo Colon may not be in Spring Training with a team -- let's get on that, please -- but that hasn't stopped him from getting out there and enjoying the sun, and thereby allowing us to experience that joy through him:
If this photo causes you to doubt whether Colon is ready for Spring Training should a team come calling, you can put that to rest. The photo is from January, so he is likely more than ready to don a jersey and get out on a sunny baseball field somewhere.
Eric Chesterton is a writer for MLB.com. He is an appreciator of the stolen base, the bunt against the shift and nearly every unconventional uniform design. He eagerly awaits Jamie Moyer's inevitable comeback.