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Dan Haren, LaTroy Hawkins
Los Angeles Angels' LaTroy Hawkins, left, and Dan Haren make their way to a practice field during a spring training baseball workout, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Albert Pujols of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim stretches on one of the practice fields at Tempe Diablo Stadium on Wednesday. Pujols perhaps is the top player to watch during the 2012 Cactus League season as he now is sporting a 10-year, $254 million contract with the Angels after leaving the defending world champion St. Louis Cardinals. (Mike Sakal/Tribune)
A group of autograph seekers wait in the front parking lot of Tempe Diablo Stadium on Wednesday with boxes and albums filled with baseball cards, participating in a phenomena they call “graphing.” (Mike Sakal/Tribune)
Families are beginning to flock to spring training practices, part of an annual ritual or tradition for generations of families. Here, a father and daughter walk to one of the training fields at Tempe Diablo Stadium on Wednesday (Mike Sakal/Tribune)
lastic containers of bubblegum for baseball players crowd the shelves inside a storage room at Tempe Diablo Stadium on Wednesday (Mike Sakal/Tribune)
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