Welcome Back Baseball!

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  • When: 02/18/2019
  • QIC: Gravy
  • The PAX: McDreamy (respect), Full Monty (respect), Flow, Airbags (Respect), Happy Feet, Dolla Bill, GNC, Show and Tell, Kodak, Snaggle, Rudy, Zamboni (respect), Saigon Sam (respect), Bullwinkle, Bada Bing, Outhouse, Aqua Man

17 Pax joined YHC on a warm morning in the Badlands for a Presidents Day beatdown. Presidents Day is always a favorite holiday of YHC because by this day, all teams have reported for Spring Training which means baseball is back! The Pax were assured that I was not a professional and we got to work. YHC told the Pax not to worry, as we wouldn’t even be leaving the closest baseball field for our work out.

Warm-up
Lap around parking lot
SSH x 15 (IC)
Michael Phelps x 10 (IC)
Reacher x 10 (IC)
Hilbilly x 10 (IC)
Toy Soldier x 10 (IC)
Arm Circles both ways x 10 (IC)

Before we moseyed to the diamond, a quote by the great Tommy Lasorda was shared “Bad teams win 1/3 of all their games. Good teams lose 1/3 of all their games. What matters is what we do with the other 1/3”.

The Thang

11s (In honor of the 11 time World Champion St. Louis Cardinals).
1 squat, 10 burpees to start.
We started at home plate and ran to first/third base, then kicked it into high gear to the right/left field foul pole. High gear back to base, then jog home. A lot more running than a normal 11. Nice change of pace.

Baserunning Dora
All teams completed 50 burpees, 100 merkins, 200 LBCs
One Pax did the exercises, while the other teammate ran the bases. Switch until reps are done.

Poles
10 squats at the foul line, jog to first light pole then 10 merkins, sprint to next light pole then 10 merkins, jog to foul line for 10 more squats. We did this a total of 3 times.

Back to circle for COT and a couple more quotes:
“If you lose, its ok. Smile and come back the next day. If you win, its ok. Smile and come back the next day” Ken Griffey Jr
“A strikeout means I’m one pitch closer to my next homerun” – Babe Ruth
“It ain’t over til its over” – Yogi Berra

Announcements: 2F Lunch this week. Wednesday 12pm. Chuys Towncenter.
Prayers: MCD job search, Seinfelds family, Squuege health. Other men searching for jobs.

Great job men. An honor to lead.

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