Competition Is A Good Thing
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Today In Camp
Today was a day of friendly competition in camp. Following this morning’s annual meeting with our team and the MLBPA (Player’s Association), our team headed out onto the fields around 10:30 am.
Part of the day’s schedule included competition between two teams in a situational hitting contest. Each team roared as players competed in various skills inside the batter’s box.
Pitchers took turns fielding sharply hit balls back at them. A coach hit fungo shots at them with a soft baseball as they practiced fielding the come-bakcers. Mark Buehrle took a turn wearing Jon Garland’s glove (and imitating Jon’s dropped throw from last year, remember the one that actually fell behind him), while Garland fielded one round using Buehrle’s glove (no errors). Safe to say that our starting pitchers might be the best fielding pitchers in baseball.
Competition begins for real tomorrow with the first Cactus League game of the spring as the Sox play host to the Rockies.