I had fun looking up some of my favorite old Spring Training photos this week, so I decided to post two more.
This one of Jeff Francoeur was taken March 2, 2003, at the Atlanta Braves Spring Training camp in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. This was when I got my first pictures of Jeff in a Braves uniform. Spring Training itself is a lot of fun, but when you see it through the eyes of someone as excited as he was that spring, it was even better.
It didn’t take a genius to know he’d soon be a star, so I took a lot of photos of him. Plus, he wasn’t as swamped by fans as he would be later on, so it was easy to get close.