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Notes from Surprise - Shealy Swears, Apologizes

I was at Surprise last nite for the A's game, and was delighted to see George Brett working in the batting cage with Mike Jacobs and Joguie.  He had some crazy assed tool I'd never seen before, basically a bat with a ball mounted on it......then he'd have Jacobs swing with the bat/ball mount  and try to hit a ball off a tee.....Brett was talking about how it helps with muscle memory and learning to square up the ball on the bat, etc....also mentioned that Robin Yount introduced him to the batt/ball thing, and Ortiz currently uses it.  Anyway, Jacobs struggeld making good contact.   So Brett stepped in and whack, whack, whack, it was just like 1980 all over again.  My first time at ST, I couldn't recommend it more to baseball fans.  Great atmosphere.  Ryan Shealy was swearing in the batting cage (I'm guessing that happens a lot more  without Rev Sweeney prowling the grounds like an assistant principal at a jr high sock hop) and John Buck half seriously scolded Shealy.  "Ryan, check out this chain link fence.  It has holes in it.  The fans can hear you."  Then he apologized to my wife and told the small group around the batting cage that they'd wash out Shealy's mouth with soap after the game.  Greinke had a nice game, trouble locating his off speed stuff early, but he got on top of it and dominated the last 3 or 4 innings.  A vile Snow had a line drive HR to center.  And Bloomquist was always the first guy in/and off the field between innings. 

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