March 05, 2009
Tale of the Tape
SI.com's Cory McCartney sizes two spring traditions.
 
Spring Training
Spring Break
Locations
Arizona, Florida Cancun, Daytona Beach, Panama City, South Padre Island
Tradition
Field (spring home of the Mets) Behaving badly (Drinking, casual hookups, etc.)
Sign That
Winter is coming to an end Relationships are coming to an end
Contests
Exhibition games Wet T-shirt, dance
Customary Apparel
Uniforms Bikinis
Occupational Hazard
Not making the big-league roster STDs
Makes You Feel Like
Anything is possible Anyone is poseable
Relaxed
Atmosphere Morals
Biggest Stars
Derek Jeter (above), David Ortiz, etc. GGW boss Joe Francis
 

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