While you're sitting around waiting for pitchers and catchers to report and looking at pictures of Gio throwing bullpen sessions with Jorge Posada, enjoy this story in the January issue of Men's Journal in which Gio discusses offseason fishing habit, and how it all started:
"My brother and I were thinking, We're going to go to the canal; we might catch a whale," he recalls, chuckling at their ambitions. Equipped with fake worms and a spray intended to attract fish, the boys cast into the shallow water. "All of a sudden out of nowhere this largemouth bass just takes it: boom! And we're here screaming at the top of our lungs. We reel it in and it's this nice, big-size largemouth bass. It was probably like four pounds or something."