LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. Here's a postcard to commemorate Day 4 of FOXSportsSouth.com's embedded coverage from Braves camp, a tricky weather day that began with a broken ice scraper for my frost-addled car . . . and ended with a cool, soothing hotel towel for my windsun-burned face.
Five Workout Observations
1. Jason Heyward is already showing midseason form in one respect the thuuuup-thuup sound of his right foot (lead foot) when taking swings in the batting cage.
If you snapped a pre-swing photo of Heyward facing 20 consecutive pitches, you'd essentially have the same image for all 20 cuts. That's the hallmark of a fluid, balanced and consistent swing in February.
2. Mike Minor and Billy Kimbrel both got in live sessions of approximately 20 pitches. In Minor's case, it took roughly 12 pitches for any Atlanta hitter to get a ball out of the cage and past the infield (by air).
With Kimbrel, for a guy running at maybe 80-percent capacity (typical for this time of year), he sti...