Monday, January 21, 2013

Spring (Training) Has Sprung

The first weekend of Spring Training has come and gone but there isn't anything of much substance to report. As is the narrative with every first week of Spring Training, everyone is excited to be back, the pitching was ahead of the hitting (with a few exceptions), and no one can wait for the season to start (February 22 at Southern Indiana). Here's a brief recap of what's happened thus far at Spring Training.

Lab Notes:
  • Each pitcher threw their third bullpen of the spring, throwing a live, 30-pitch bullpen on either Saturday or Sunday.
  • They will follow-up this week with pens on Tuesday and/or Wednesday.
  • Friday's first full squad workout was spent mostly on team defense, with some mass fungos at the end, followed by a session in the weight room.
  • In case you missed it, Tiberius (pictured) was mentioned in a recent Plain Dealer article on
And finally...

An American went to Scotland and played golf with a newly acquainted Scottish golfer. After a bad tee shot, he played a "Mulligan," then proceeded to hit an extremely good tee shot. He then asked the Scot, "What do you call a Mulligan in Scotland?" The Scotsman answered, "We call it hitting three."

Here is a behind-the-scenes look at Russ Hogue taking a few Mulligans himself as he tries to get a feel for his swing before the Fungo Golf season tees off in February. Keep swinging for the fences!

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