Day 1 is done

Bench coach Jimy Williams’ day 1 spring training workout schedule for pitchers and catchers is in the books.

The 31 pitchers were divided into four different groups. 

Here’s what took place today:

10:30 a.m. The four groups divided time between long toss, bunting and holding runners on base.  Three different fields at Carpenter Field and the enclosed batting cages were in action.

10:45 a.m. Each group spent 10 minutes throwing off the mounds between the Robin Roberts/Mike Schmidt fields.

11:00 a.m. Groups rotated between fielding, throwing, long toss drills.  Pitchers at this time also got a water break and a change from sweaty shirts to dry ones.

11:20 a.m. Four groups were on four different fields for fielding practice.  Fundamentals are so vital throughout the long season. 

11:50 a.m. All four groups went through conditioning drills on the Roberts field before finishing with weight training at Bright House Networks Field.

11:50 a.m. Catchers took batting practice on Ashburn/Schmidt fields and followed with their conditioning and weight training.

Meanwhile, position players who are in camp early took batting practice at Bright House Networks Field.  Six different coaches/instructors took turns throwing BP.

Charlie Manuel began his day with a 7:45 a.m. live interview on FOX TV’s “Good Day Philadelphia” show followed by his daily 8:00 a.m. meeting with his staff, a brief talk to the team at 9:45 a.m. and roaming the various fields to check on the drills.  After workout ended, he did a couple of one-on-one TV interviews and met with the print media. 

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