CSS Button No Image Css3Menu.com

Baseball Prospectus home
  
  
Click here to log in Click here for forgotten password Click here to subscribe

Happy Thanksgiving! Regularly Scheduled Articles Will Resume Monday, December 1

<< Previous Article
The BP Wayback Machine... (09/21)
<< Previous Column
BP Unfiltered: The Cal... (09/21)
Next Column >>
BP Unfiltered: The Emo... (09/22)
Next Article >>
The Prospectus Hit Lis... (09/21)

September 21, 2012

BP Unfiltered

Drama in Pittsburgh

by R.J. Anderson

Dejan Kovacevic's latest details the Pirates' recent Instructional League workouts. As Kovacevic explains, the Pirates aren't putting their players through your typical baseball drills:

So let’s start with the SEALS activity list I was texted. And bear in mind, these are baseball players:

• Wake up at 5 a.m.

• Organize room/locker

• Pushups and sit-ups

• Serpentine on the grass

• Crab walk

• Running along the beach with a telephone-type pole, carried by five or six players

• Pushing a truck tire through the outfield for 90 feet, then flipping it

• Being sprayed by a hose

• Diving into a sand pile

All with a drill sergeant barking orders throughout

Kovacevic also includes an email from Pirates assistant general manager Kyle Stark. The contents aren't as crazy as you might expect, though the presentation, namely an allusion to a motorcycle gang, is going over poorly.

R.J. Anderson is an author of Baseball Prospectus. 
Click here to see R.J.'s other articles. You can contact R.J. by clicking here

Related Content:  Pittsburgh Pirates

6 comments have been left for this article.

<< Previous Article
The BP Wayback Machine... (09/21)
<< Previous Column
BP Unfiltered: The Cal... (09/21)
Next Column >>
BP Unfiltered: The Emo... (09/22)
Next Article >>
The Prospectus Hit Lis... (09/21)

RECENTLY AT BASEBALL PROSPECTUS
Fantasy Article Fantasy Team Preview: Baltimore Orioles
Premium Article Rumor Roundup: The Ace Chase, the Rays' Face...
Premium Article Daisy Cutter: Jon Lester's New Peers
Premium Article Prospect Mechanics
Moonshot: A New View of Plate Discipline, Pa...
The Lineup Card: Nine of the Worst Baseball ...
Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Yasmany Tomas is a Dia...

MORE FROM SEPTEMBER 21, 2012
Raising Aces: Four of a Kind: High-K Closers
Weekly Planner: Week 26
Value Picks: Outfielders for 9/21/12
Collateral Damage Daily: Friday, September 2...
The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, September 2...
What You Need to Know: Friday, September 21
The BP Wayback Machine: Backing into the Pla...

MORE BY R.J. ANDERSON
2012-09-28 - Transaction Analysis: Astros Try Bo
2012-09-25 - Premium Article Painting the Black: What's Brewing in Milwau...
2012-09-24 - Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Lewis, Texas Re-Up
2012-09-21 - BP Unfiltered: Drama in Pittsburgh
2012-09-20 - Premium Article Painting the Black: Attention Hollywood: The...
2012-09-18 - Premium Article Painting the Black: Vogelsong (Remix)
2012-09-17 - Premium Article Transaction Analysis: A Farewell to Old Bull...
More...

MORE BP UNFILTERED
2012-09-23 - BP Unfiltered: A Funny Thing Happened on the...
2012-09-22 - BP Unfiltered: An Update on Curtis Granderso...
2012-09-22 - BP Unfiltered: The Emotional Ups and Downs o...
2012-09-21 - BP Unfiltered: Drama in Pittsburgh
2012-09-21 - BP Unfiltered: The Call-Up: Jake Odorizzi
2012-09-20 - BP Unfiltered: Steve Garvey's Return to Wrig...
2012-09-20 - BP Unfiltered: Chris Carpenter's Comeback an...
More...