Stop, Drop & Roll
Friday, May 20, 2011
So at the start of each batting practice, the very first thing the team does, as an entire unit, is follow strength and conditioning coach Allen Thomas in a jog out to center field and back.
Today, on the return trip, Thomas and most of the team fell to the ground in mid run and rolled around in mock agony before getting back to their feet to finish the run.
I can only guess that this was the team mimicking Alexei Ramirez’s reaction last night to getting drilled with a pitch by Cleveland’s Fausto Carmona. For anyone who saw it, poor Alexei reacted as if he was never going to play again. Fracture, everyone thought, based on his reaction. After some kind words from Herm and Ozzie, he dusted himself off, went to first base and then finished the game.
Apparently, someone noticed. Just a guess.