PHOTO: A's set up dueling batting cages
The Oakland A's have set up side-by-side batting cages in spring training.
This would (probably?) be too dangerous with fielders out on the diamond, but absent them it's a great idea on getting some extra batting practice for players in camp in an efficient fashion:
Double cages in use with batters in each: pic.twitter.com/PZZhRqo6nY— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) February 21, 2014
Oh, Bob Melvin and those crazy A's. What ever will they think of next?
I love this idea. Put a right-handed pitcher on one side with an L-screen and a lefty in the other while cycling through hitters seeing pitches from each side. Again, this is efficient. Well done, as usual, Athletics brass.
Hat-tip: Hardball Talk