Spring Training goes green for St. Patrick's Day
Baseball's Irish connections run fairly deep -- from 284-game winner Tony Mullane, to Joe "The Giant Killer" McEwing, to umpiring step-dancers. Here are 10 ways Spring Training showed its Emerald Isle pride on St. Patrick's Day.
Stadium employees were dressed for the occasion:
While players, like Brandon Phillips, were greeted with themed jerseys before their games:
The Red Sox, representing a city rich with Irish pride, looked comfortable in their threads:
Even bases couldn't hide from some shamrock flair:
Green hats were apparent throughout the league, with John Axford taking things a step further:
And the Mets taking things two steps further:
Our St Pattys day hats are kinda creepy pic.twitter.com/vq6phepIND— Scott Rice (@ScottRice56) March 17, 2014
And, well, then there was Padres catcher Rene Rivera:
Fans also got in the act at the Marlins game in Jupiter:
And even provided some music accompaniment in Clearwater:
But let's go back to Jupiter, and let's go back to those beautiful fan hats:
Stunning. Happy St. Patrick's Day, everybody!