Yes, the man in the photograph fielding a ground ball - and smiling - is Erik Bedard, who seems to be ... well ... enjoying himself two days into spring training.
After a year where no Seattle Mariner was happy (2008), Bedard was hurt last season and needed a second shoulder surgery, but still found a team and teammates he thoroughly enjoyed.
Given the chance to pitch elsewhere, Bedard chose to return to Seattle. In just two days here, he's signed autographs, joked with teammates, spoken to the media and, yes, been caught smiling.
No, he can't pitch yet. That won't come until May at the earliest.
"What did we do for Erik?" asked manager Don Wakamatsu. "We observed last year that the more attention he got, the less comfortable he was. So now, we ignore him."
He was kidding.
"I just think Erik is on a club that's accepted him, and he's enjoying himself," Wakamatsu said. "Talk to the coaches these first couple of days, Bedard is working as hard as anyone on fielding drills"
Is he happy?
"I'd be happier if I could pitch," Bedard said. "But yeah, as it is, I'm glad to be back."