Sea Lion “Spring Training”

Former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Andy Benes throws Bennie the sea lion a fish while visiting the attraction at the Saint Louis Zoo in St. Louis on March 11, 2013. Benes was on hand to promote sea lion "Spring Training" as the sea lion performances will begin early this year on March 16, 2013.   UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Sea Lion "Spring Training" Former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Andy Benes throws Bennie the sea lion a fish while visiting the attraction at the Saint Louis Zoo in St. Louis on March 11, 2013. Benes was on hand to promote sea lion "Spring Training" as the sea lion performances will begin early this year on March 16, 2013. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Bliss Benes (3) daughter of former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Andy Benes, gets a closer look at Bennie the sea lion while the family visited the attraction at the Saint Louis Zoo in St. Louis on March 11, 2013. Benes was on hand to promote sea lion "Spring Training" as the sea lion performances will begin early this year on March 16, 2013.   UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Sea Lion "Spring Training" Bliss Benes (3) daughter of former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Andy Benes, gets a closer look at Bennie the sea lion while the family visited the attraction at the Saint Louis Zoo in St. Louis on March 11, 2013. Benes was on hand to promote sea lion "Spring Training" as the sea lion performances will begin early this year on March 16, 2013. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Andy Benes receives a kiss from Bennie the sea lion while visiting the attraction at the Saint Louis Zoo in St. Louis on March 11, 2013. Benes was on hand to promote sea lion "Spring Training" as the sea lion performances will begin early this year on March 16, 2013.   UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Sea Lion "Spring Training" Former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Andy Benes receives a kiss from Bennie the sea lion while visiting the attraction at the Saint Louis Zoo in St. Louis on March 11, 2013. Benes was on hand to promote sea lion "Spring Training" as the sea lion performances will begin early this year on March 16, 2013. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Andy Benes watches as Bennie the sea lion gives him some tips on balancing a baseball on his nose, while visiting the attraction at the Saint Louis Zoo in St. Louis on March 11, 2013. Benes was on hand to promote sea lion "Spring Training" as the sea lion performances will begin early this year on March 16, 2013.   UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Sea Lion "Spring Training" Former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Andy Benes watches as Bennie the sea lion gives him some tips on balancing a baseball on his nose, while visiting the attraction at the Saint Louis Zoo in St. Louis on March 11, 2013. Benes was on hand to promote sea lion "Spring Training" as the sea lion performances will begin early this year on March 16, 2013. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Andy Benes watches as Roby the sea lion balances a baseball on his nose while visiting the attraction at the Saint Louis Zoo in St. Louis on March 11, 2013. Benes was on hand to promote sea lion "Spring Training" as the sea lion performances will begin early this year on March 16, 2013.   UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Sea Lion "Spring Training" Former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Andy Benes watches as Roby the sea lion balances a baseball on his nose while visiting the attraction at the Saint Louis Zoo in St. Louis on March 11, 2013. Benes was on hand to promote sea lion "Spring Training" as the sea lion performances will begin early this year on March 16, 2013. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Andy Benes holds son Brock (6) while Bennie the sea lion gives him a kiss on the head while visiting the attraction at the Saint Louis Zoo in St. Louis on March 11, 2013. Benes was on hand to promote sea lion "Spring Training" as the sea lion performances will begin early this year on March 16, 2013.   UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Sea Lion "Spring Training" Former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Andy Benes holds son Brock (6) while Bennie the sea lion gives him a kiss on the head while visiting the attraction at the Saint Louis Zoo in St. Louis on March 11, 2013. Benes was on hand to promote sea lion "Spring Training" as the sea lion performances will begin early this year on March 16, 2013. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

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