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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.