Spring Training 2012: Saturday 3/24 Pirate City Recap

Ed. note: Travel delays and prior commitments kept me from getting this posted sooner.

Back to Pirate City again this morning. Minor league coaches differ a lot in their approach. Some will try to be a friend while some are drill sergeants. Class A West Virginia manager Rick Sofield falls into the latter category. On Friday I saw him absolutely tearing into a group of thirdbasemen for not showing enough effort. Today, he was similarly ripping a group of pitchers during a drill where multiple base runners are moving but censored himself because there was an audience this time. Very entertaining to watch in either case.

Lots of meeting on the field in minor league camp, as the group gets instructions for the next drill.

Moments later they were ready to go.

Meanwhile, catchers practice rundowns on another field.

2012 2nd round pick Josh Bell runs the bases.

With that, it was time to say good bye to Pirate City and head over to McKechnie and the Astros.

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  1. [...] was going on today, but I went to Pirate City instead. Luckily I arrived in time to get this shot: Matt Hague (pirate ship hat) and Charlie Morton sign [...]

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