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Going Thru Withdrawal Pains

Discussion in 'Diamond Gators' started by gatorfan5220, Dec 22, 2018.

  1. gatorfan5220

    gatorfan5220 Premium Member

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    Need my Gator Baseball fix!

    But, it's only like 4ish weeks till start of Pre-season practice.

    I sure hope our infielders are working their butts off in off season workouts.

    JMHO
     
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  2. GatorLurker

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    Play catch with a kid.
     
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  3. gatorbogey

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    Countdown can commence!
    Practice starts up soon.

    No rush for this season to get started for me: want as much practice as possible. Work out the kinks!
     
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  4. gatorfan5220

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    That won't help me with Gator baseball withdrawal.

    Wait, what if I get the kid a Gator baseball hat?

    On another note the start of preseason practice is about 3 weeks away.
     
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  5. TJtheGator

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    It is 2019. Soon enough.
     
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  6. gatorbogey

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    What are the players doing right now in preparation of the start to practice? @74nole ?

    Conditioning? Stretching? Weights? BP?
    Some bullpen type sessions for pitchers? Any specific drills? Long tosses?
     
  7. 74nole

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    They can work in small groups, but not as a whole team together—I’m sure conditioning/stretching is daily—all other drills are broken down/spaced out for the benefit of the players—

    There are no short cuts—all drills/sessions have to be covered to be an effective team—I am sure Sully is making that happen—
     
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  8. GatorLurker

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    For pitchers weight training to build strength.

    Light throwing working on mechanics and keeping it loose and not knotted up with all of the weight training.
     
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  9. GatorLurker

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    Yogi Berra and Spring training:

    Q: Hey, Yogi. What is your hat size?

    A: I don't know. I'm not in shape yet.
     
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  10. 74nole

    74nole GC Hall of Fame

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    Lurk—

    Correct again—the usual practice is for pen work to fall on “legs & back” day in the weight room and on the days they lift “upper body” they will stretch it out with long toss followed by their longer trail runs—

    Or at least that’s what I’ve always known to be the normal routines—
     
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  11. GatorLurker

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    We are old, but I bet the young guys do just about the same thing. Maybe a "spin" class instead of a trail run to keep it modern.
     
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  12. 74nole

    74nole GC Hall of Fame

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    Lol—

    I just know we turned in 5 mile trail runs between 27-29 minutes or we ran it again—of course we had a trainer run with us that had previously ran track at ASU—
     
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  13. GatorLurker

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    Because MLB scouts show up at cross country meets?
     
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  14. 74nole

    74nole GC Hall of Fame

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    Hahaha! Naw, they just wanted our legs strong enough to carry our arms—
     
  15. GatorLurker

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    But that is more cardio and lungs than leg strength.

    And Terry Forster, the pitcher that David Letterman called a "fat tub of goo", would have had his 5 mile run timed with a calendar.
     
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  16. 74nole

    74nole GC Hall of Fame

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    Well the coaches would have argued the leg strength pushed the cardio and lungs—either way, it was what we had to do—

    Yeah—Terry Forster, David Wells, C.C. Sabathia would probably push that envelope—;)
     
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  17. MatsideObserver

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    I couldn't do that on a bicycle.
     
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  18. MadduxFanII

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    I mean, I would suggest using a baseball. Your idea seems like it would just result in a lot of strained backs and angry parents.
     
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  19. GatorLurker

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    Lol.

    What ever happened to dwarf/midget tossing?
     
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  20. gatorfan5220

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    Around when does newly arrived, former projected first round centerfielder/top hitter, Jud Fabian get to do batting practice against the likes of Jack Leftwich, Tommy Mace et al to get him acclimated to college level pitching?