A typical April would include the Minor Leagues celebrating Opening Night, players getting adjusted to their new teams and maybe a few rainouts.This was not a typical April.While baseball has been put on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic, prospects are trying to find ways to stay sharp and keep a
A typical April would include the Minor Leagues celebrating Opening Night, players getting adjusted to their new teams and maybe a few rainouts.
This was not a typical April.
While baseball has been put on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic, prospects are trying to find ways to stay sharp and keep a competitive edge so they are ready when the game does eventually return.
This means players are getting creative and pitching wherever they can.
Can’t throw with anyone so pops and I came up with this, plyo wall and to throw baseballs against, it’s a memory foam mattress pad and some blankets! Find a way! ??♂️? pic.twitter.com/QNodRqJdN3
— Alex Vesia (@Alex_Vesia) March 24, 2020
Just finished a little DIY pitchers mound for my back yard. Side note: still have all 10 fingers pic.twitter.com/jTTwxGsSCK
— James Naile (@James_Naile) April 24, 2020
We keep working even during this hard moment … ????????… pic.twitter.com/NlUyM4u82e
— Adbert Alzolay (@adbert29) April 17, 2020
— Nathan Patterson (@npatterson_12) April 21, 2020
Backyard baseball ⚾️?
— San Diego Padres (@Padres) April 29, 2020
And some prospects are coming up with new ways to get a taste of baseball again.
Day 33 of quarantine, going fishing and getting no bites just to feel what it’s like to be part of a shutout again #MiLBathome
— Andrew Lee (@androoly24) April 17, 2020
Feels good to be the best ball thrower at the dog park
— Cody Asche (@cody_smasche) April 21, 2020
Cooking bacon shirtless is my version of sports right now
— Jacob Nix (@JakeNix33) April 10, 2020
Any type of sports will do!
If anyone is wondering how #OpeningDayAtHome is going for me… I bought a Nintendo switch and am reliving my childhood with all the Pokémon games
— Anthony Kay (@TonyBuckets18) March 26, 2020
Times like these is when I NEED a fantasy factory full of bicycles, pit bikes, and a freestyle ramp with a foam pit
— Brett Wright (@WrightBrett11) March 24, 2020
Meanwhile, Josh Fleming continues his Quarantine Thoughts.
Quarantine thoughts pt. 3: Tarzan has the best soundtrack out of all Disney movies. Phil Collins is a magician.
— Josh Fleming (@JoshRFleming) March 20, 2020
Quarantine thoughts pt. 4: it absolutely blows my mind how musicians memorize EVERY word to EVERY song they sing. Like how can they sing a song from 2019 and then sing a song from 2002 and know every lyric without them in front of them???? Wild.
— Josh Fleming (@JoshRFleming) March 21, 2020
Quarantine thoughts pt. 5: Lord of The Rings is better than Star Wars.
— Josh Fleming (@JoshRFleming) March 22, 2020
Quarantine thoughts pt. 6: Breakfast food is the best food.
— Josh Fleming (@JoshRFleming) March 24, 2020
Quarantine thoughts pt. 7: Late 90s-early 2000s country music is the best country music.
— Josh Fleming (@JoshRFleming) March 25, 2020
Kelsie Heneghan is a reporter for MiLB.com. Follow her on Twitter @Kelsie_Heneghan.