« Orioles: Penn on Penn | Main | Koji's first bullpen session »

February 16, 2009

Orioles: Change in routine

The huge number of pitchers (37) in camp already have forced manager Dave Trembley to alter his workout schedule. It's only the second day, but Trembley added several extra fielding drills to the routine to keep the camp moving.

"There were too many guys standing around,'' Trembley said. "Yesterday, there were times when there were 12 guys lined up behind a mound."

So, yesterday, there were pitchers taking ground balls at shortstop to get some extra hand-to-eye work. It was the kind of thing Daniel Cabrera should have been required to do early in his career to improve his athleticism. If the young pitchers struggle to field those balls cleanly and effortlessly, they will get a little extra tutoring in the morning.

Posted by Peter Schmuck at 10:50 AM | | Comments (1)
Categories: Just baseball


Pete, athleticsim is something that you either got or ain't got. I'm not too sure that it can be improved upon. I would have, however, certainly made it a point to watch Daniel take grounders at short. Just think of the You Tube potential!

Post a comment

Please enter the letter "j" in the field below:
About Peter Schmuck
Peter Schmuck wants you to know that, contrary to popular belief, he is more than just a bon vivant, raconteur and collector of blousy flowered shirts. He is a semi-respected journalist who has covered virtually every sport -- except luge, of course – and tackled issues that transcend the mere games people play. If that isn’t enough to qualify him to provide witty, wide-ranging commentary on the sports world ... and the rest of the world, for that matter ... he is an avid reader of history, biography and the classics, as well as a charming blowhard who pops off on both sports and politics on WBAL Radio. That means you can expect a little of everything in The Schmuck Stops Here, but the major focus will be keeping you up to the minute on Baltimore’s major sports teams and themes, whether it’s throwing up the Orioles lineup the minute it’s announced or updating you on the latest sprained ankle in Owings Mills. Oh, and by the way, that’s Mr. Schmuck to you.

Schmuck column archive

Upload a photo of yourself or a friend wearing the new Peter Schmuck T-shirt, which is on sale at

Most Recent Comments
Photo galleries

Search our new database for every home run hit hit by the O's and the opposition — home and away — since 1992.

Buy Sports Tickets from the Baltimore Sun Store

Sign up for FREE Orioles alerts
Get free Sun alerts sent to your mobile phone.*
Get free Baltimore Sun mobile alerts
Sign up for Orioles text alerts

Returning user? Update preferences.
Sign up for more Sun text alerts
*Standard message and data rates apply. Click here for Frequently Asked Questions.
Blog updates
Recent updates to sports blogs
 Subscribe to this feed
Stay connected