My spring training diary

Sean Doolittle is something of a budding photographer, tinkering ever since his wife gifted him a camera for Christmas a few years ago. So we gave the Washington Nationals’ all-star closer an instant camera to take around West Palm Beach, Fla., where the team heads for spring training before each season. Doolittle, 32, came back with a behind-the-scenes look at one spring training day for a pro ballplayer. His wife, Eireann Dolan, and dogs, Stella and Sophia, are featured, as is a quiet Florida morning and candid moments from Doolittle’s everyday routine. - Jesse Dougherty

Click through to check out his photos.