Players taking their first round of batting practice are instructed to concentrate on situational hitting, a routine that began on the first day here.
“I think that needs to be a point of emphasis because it will help us win more games. Then we let guys swing after that,” manager Dave Trembley said.
“Before they can get to the round where they swing, they have to get two bunts down, execute the hit-and-run, get the guy over, get the guy in and get the squeeze down before they can go to the next phase.
“It’s a subtle reminder of, ‘Let’s do things right and let’s concentrate on little things that will help us win.’”
Trembley also believes the routine allows players to “get the kinks out” after showing up early at the complex.
Sounds like a good idea to me.