LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The Atlanta Braves' second day of full-squad workouts looked remarkably similar to Wednesday's activity at the Disney World complex -- with one notable exception:
At the main practice field, adjacent to Champion Stadium, the hitters and fielders had to negotiate one of the stiffest crosswinds you'll ever encounter on a cloudless, picturesque Florida day, with temperatures hovering around 80 degrees.
As such, it should make for entertaining copy here, as we rattle off five quick observations from a portion of Thursday's workouts:
1. The loudest thud of a catcher's glove occurred during Julio Teheran's pitching stint for batting practice
With the calendar reading Feb. 20, no one should expect any of the Braves -- particularly the starting pitchers -- to be operating at peak form during practice time.
That aside, the noise created from Teheran's offerings was distinctively loud -- from the intangible pfffffftt of the oncoming pitch cutting through the wind to...