Today it was almost like Ryan Howard was putting on a showcase. He looks good slimmer and more ready for the season than I’ve ever seen him.
He looks sharp and has obviously worked out in the off season.
Ryan Howard snags a ball at first
Ryan Howard at the bat
Newcomer Taylor Featherston didn’t want to be outdone and he flew through the air.
Taylor Featherston flies through the air as Maikel Franco looks on
Maikel Franco looked focused.
At the end the day, they did something I never saw, they donned “slide pants” and practiced sliding on special tarps. It looked like a lot of fun.
Sliding in slide pants
After the Major Leaguers were done, the minor leaguers that have reported early took their turn.
Minor Leaguers work out
I was pleased to see Art Charles:
John Richy who was part of the Chase Utley deal with the Dodgers pitched today.
And finally Tommy Joseph looked good and fully recovered from last year’s injuries.
It may have been a cold, breezy day, but it was a good day for baseball.