Theo is taking some BP off Dempster. Has a pretty nice swing.
I love seeing this kind of stuff during spring training. Yesterday our shortstop was wearing some really big thick rimmed glasses to make fun of Maddon a little bit and today we get to see Theo taking some BP.
Dempster actually is getting some work done here because he is playing for Team Canada during the Baseball Classic. Theo took five at bats against Dempster at the spring training facility on Monday. There was 50 pitches thrown at the future Baseball Hall of Fame GM. Actually the recipient of his own wing in the Hall for what he has done.
“Third at-bat, ground single to left or groundball to short — depends who’s playing shortstop. Fourth at-bat, opposite field double. It was crushed, so I pimped it. Last at-bat, Demp wised up and threw me all splits and punched me out swinging. He still has a good split. And I still know my place … upstairs!”
Theo Epstein breaking down his at-bats against former Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster
“It was only a legit double if Steve Balboni was playing right field,” he said.