Re: Hal - what's wrong and what's right
More important than most early stats, they're all working on their timing. They're watching the hitters to see if they're squaring it up, the pitchers to see if they're hitting their spots. They're playing their way back into baseball shape.
Even if in top physical shape, the day in, day out baseball activity gets you in the rhythm of a very fast game. No amount of off season practice can duplicate that.
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
~ Mark Twain