The day started with reporters waiting for A-Rod to surface.
Eventually, he arrived, with servants laying palms before his feet in a white car.
And then the real show began.
A large crowd assembled to watch the once-great slugger practice his craft.
The writers then held a contest to see who could take the worst picture of A-Rod.
Ah, spring is in the air.
- Dan Gartland
GALLERY: CELEBRITIES AT SPRING TRAINING
Celebrities at Spring Training
Here's a look at celebrities at spring training through the years.
Eva Longoria and Ricardo Antonio Chavira
Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren
Muhammad Ali, George Brett, Joe Torre and Wayne Gretzky
The Blueman Group
Rob Schnieder and Willie Mays
WWE performer Kelly Kelly
Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino
Actor Rob Schnieder (left) stands with Jeff Fassero, Ray Durham, and Barry Bonds who's portraying Paula Abdul.