Found December 06, 2011 on
I remember the first time I had heard of MMA becoming a form of off-season training for a baseball player. Several years back when David Justice was an Indian and came into camp Spring Training pretty chiseled, word circulated that he had been doing MMA. We all thought the idea of it was ludicrous.
Now, if I still played baseball I’d probably be considering it over off-season treadmill work. As Bruce says, you get cardio without even realizing it.
“I am mostly just punching bags and pads at this point,” Bruce said. “I have been interested in it for a while because of Cody (Williams). I can’t say that I will actually start training for it, but it is awesome for my conditioning. I like the boxing stuff, and I am definitely looking forward to learning some technique.”
Bruce thinks that the training regimen works on some things that translate to his game. “All the rotational stuff. It will make me more limber, more flexible. I also think the balance stuff will help out too. There is a ...
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Sometimes A decent amount of the time When classwork bores me, I find myself aimlessly searching eBay for cards. Usually, it's Kemp, Kershaw, or Russ Martin cardboard. Occasionally, however, it's for cards of the other guys I collect. I get lucky with some of these searches and find great deals. This is one of those occurrences.I've made my love of minor league autos...
The Cincinnati Reds are still trying to figure out whether Aroldis Chapman will wind up as a starter or closer.
The Cuban left-hander with a fastball that regularly tops 100 mph has pitched in 69 games during his two-year career in the majors, all of them in relief.
Reds manager Dusty Baker says the team hoped to stretch out the 23-year-old Chapman in the Arizona Fall League and...
So far, the Reds have done nothing more than take Jeremy Horst off the 40-man roster and become part of several trade rumors at Major League Baseball's winter meetings in Dallas. Speaking of those rumors, here is the latest update as the Reds continue their search for a legitimate top end starter, a right handed bat, and a closer.
John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer says...
Dusty Baker participated in an interview at the 2011 Winter Meetings.
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Mark Sheldon reported via his twitter that the Reds were looking to sign a “veteran SS/INF.” He also reported that the Reds had expressed interest in Ramon Santiago before he agreed to re-sign with the Tigers for a reported 2 year deal and $4 million. That gives us an idea of what the Reds are willing...
from the Dayton Dragons:
Dayton Dragons 2011 shortstop Billy Hamilton has been selected as the recipient of the Sheldon “Chief” Bender Award as the Cincinnati Reds Minor League Player of the Year. The award was one of several announced by the Reds at RedsFest over the weekend.
Three of the four minor league awards given by the Reds went to 2011 Dragons players. Dragons starting...
From the Cincinnati.com:
<blockquote Leftovers from Redsfest:–I got the impression that the Reds hold little hope of re-signing Francisco Cordero. The way the closer market has settled, the Reds might be able to get Cordero back at one-year deal in the $7 million range.
But I wouldn’t even do that. I’d stay in house. Try Bill Bray first. If he doesn’t work out, turn to...