If you weren't excited for the 2019 MLB season before, this video might change your mind. Getting that first glimpse of players working out during spring training and seeing guys take their first cuts with a new team makes baseball feel just that much closer. Experience the smell of the freshly cut grass and the sights and sounds of a packed ballpark on a warm summer day as you watch JT Realmuto take batting practice with the Philadelphia Phillies. 

Realmuto recently joined the Phillies after being traded by the floundering Miami Marlins, and is expected to be one of the focal points of a Philadelphia team looking to win the NL East for the first time since 2011.


Given his sweet swing and the generous dimensions of Citizens Bank Park, the young catcher is primed for a career season at the plate. 

Hearing the crack of Realmuto's bat is music to Phillies fans' ears, as they've been waiting for another legitimate power bat to compliment Rhys Hoskins in their lineup.


Enough of this snow and subzero temperatures, it's time for baseball!