Re: Reds Spring Training notebook
Dusty Baker was walking of the field smiling after Sunday’s workout.
Why so happy?
“I just realized: Damn, I miss this.”
When you miss the first pitchers and catchers workout, you’ve got to love baseball. Workout included a lot of PFP (pitchers fielding practice), some pitchers throwing off the mound and little batting practice for the catchers.
Not exactly highlight reel stuff.
But it was baseball, under sunny skies, temperatures in the high 70s. A cure for the wintertime blues.
But Baker was pleased with the way the club looked.
“Most guys look in good shape,” Baker said. “Which I encourage. There’s not much time between when report and the games start. If you’re not ready when you get here, you’re either going to get passed up or get hurt.”
The Reds work out again tomorrow at 9:30 a.m.
"The guy I think could be really good in center is Adam Dunn. If someone asked me if Dunn could be a center fielder for the next 10 years, if he started working on it, no one could explain to me why he couldn’t do it." - Brad Kullman