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realreds1
09-22-2012, 09:13 AM
Great read about a bad Pirates franchise:

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/pirates---hells-angels-----navy-seals--minor-league-training-methods-become-mlb-joke--.html

bigredmechanism
09-22-2012, 02:19 PM
Great read about a bad Pirates franchise:

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/pirates---hells-angels-----navy-seals--minor-league-training-methods-become-mlb-joke--.html

What I don't get is the line of thinking that could lead someone to believe that this was a good idea.

People get hurt in baseball enough as it is... and these clowns want to institute military style training? There is a reason why the Pirates are the only team that thinks highly of this idea. I'm betting it stems from the same reason why they have not been successful in recent years: Poor management from the front office.

Get some other people in charge of their FO and I would bet they come out better for it.

19braves77
09-22-2012, 02:43 PM
I attend at least one Pirates ST game a year and always watch their morning practices. Last year they had Pedro Alvarez doing fielding drills on his knees. I have always seen this done at the high school level. It helps the fielder learn the rotation of the ball and how it's going to react when it hits the ground. However, it's very dangerous to do against live pitching which the Pirates were doing....

tedies
09-22-2012, 02:51 PM
I attend at least one Pirates ST game a year and always watch their morning practices. Last year they had Pedro Alvarez doing fielding drills on his knees. I have always seen this done at the high school level. It helps the fielder learn the rotation of the ball and how it's going to react when it hits the ground. However, it's very dangerous to do against live pitching which the Pirates were doing....

now thats just dumb

19braves77
10-25-2012, 05:58 PM
It just gets more interesting for the Pirates:

http://triblive.com/sports/dejankovacevic/2819385-74/pirates-polanco-baseball-players-team-hell-month-prospects-week-ankle#axzz29xfwc3PE

http://blog.triblive.com/dejan-kovacevic/2012/10/25/agency-seals-workout-was-abusive/

What really crabbed my attention was Josh Bell commenting that he refused to do it and Mark Appell retweeting the articles

Salukifan2
10-25-2012, 07:55 PM
Arguably the most embarrassing franchise in professional sports.

I award them two thumbs down.