One of the (few) joys of cleaning the office is you always find something cool! While cleaning the other day I ran across some old backup CD’s of the Viper Site. For those that don’t know, I’ve made all the Viper Sites since the beginning so it was quite a trip down memory lane to see how much has changed in 10 years.
It’s not uncommon for parents and players alike to call me asking for recommendations on what to buy and what bat is the best, and I’m happy to field questions of all types. With that said, here are the questions I get asked the most and why they can be misleading when it comes to picking out the right bat.
Question 1. – What’s the weight of the bat?
Especially in the case of adult bats, I often get asked if the bat is a -3. The reason why this question isn’t that important is because how a bat swings is what’s important. I can give you a +0 balanced bat that swings like it’s a -3 and alternatively I can give you a -3 that swings like a +0. Instead of concerning yourself with overall weight you’ll be better off trying to figure out the right model that compliments your swing. Also, the heavier the bat the denser it will be and the more distance you will see. The bat will also last longer the heavier it is.
Question 2 – What wood has the most pop?
There might be a study done in a vacuum where they tested what wood has the most pop but we don’t play in a vacuum. There are too many variables at hand from the player swinging it, to the model, to the pitches you’re seeing. Overall, you’re not going to see much difference in distance amongst the woods but the one thing to be aware of is the durability. Maple and Birch are going to be the more dense woods so they’re going to be more durable and harder to break. Ash is a porous wood and has a different grain structure which makes it weaker. A better route to go than worrying about what bat is going to give you the most distance is trying to figure out what wood is going to give you the most bang for your buck and that’s going to be birch, maple and bamboo. Ash is a great wood and some players swear by it, and I’m not saying they’re wrong, but they understand that ash bats aren’t going to be as durable which isn’t common knowledge amongst many players.
Question 3 – What’s the biggest barrel you have?
I did a separate blog post on big barrels here: http://blog.viperbats.com/?p=208 but I’ll try to add on to this. I often get dads calling trying to find bats for their sons transitioning from little league to the bigger barrels and the first they want is a wood bat with a 2 5/8” barrel. Or I get the ex-high school stud playing amateur ball for the first time with his buddies wanting the biggest we have to offer and I’m just left shaking my head. We have, I believe, 1 model that has a barrel diameter that big and I rarely recommend it. The biggest problem with a big barrel that players, coaches and dads alike don’t understand is that in a wood bat all of the weight is going to be where the mass of the bat is. If we make a 2 5/8” barrel bat whether it’s a 31” or 34” it’s going to be extremely end heavy and hard to get around. Out of the hundred or so professional players we talked to over the last month about models, not one requested a bat with a barrel larger than 2.55”.
Sorry for the late post it’s been a hectic few weeks here at Viper land! I got back from springing training about two weeks ago and wanted to share some stories!
The first team we got to see was the hometown Seattle Mariners. The facility upgrade they got was really nice, minus the fact that the layout changed from the year before and I didn’t know where I was going! When we visit teams we get there around 7am as that’s when the players get there and get going for the day. It’s also not uncommon for the players to be stretching and working out next to where we’re set up. This year as we were setting up I happen to see Robinson Cano doing some hurdles so I tap Jordan on the shoulder and say “Hey that’s Cano”. We both turn our heads and look, and as soon as we do he trips on the hurdle. I start laughing. Apparently I laughed loud enough that he could hear me because he looks over at me and yells, “IT’S HARDER THAN IT LOOKS!” and that was my first experience with Mr. Cano. Good times.
Shortly thereafter, some players started coming out and I ran into Jesus Montero. When he originally came to Seattle two years ago we made him some samples to try and never really got feedback from him. I bring this story up because walking next to him I noticed our Viper end sticker on the only bat in his bag… so I quickly stopped him and inquired. He smiles and pulls it out and shows me. It’s a 35” maple JM1 from two years ago that we made as a sample and it was still in one piece in his bp bag. I was stunned and couldn’t do anything but shake my head and say “you’re bad for business.” He laughed and said he liked it and he’ll talk to his agent. I still can’t believe he had a bat that has lasted him two years!
Where we were set up is right next to a practice bullpen and a pitcher walked by and started talking to us. Turns out he was new to the Mariners this year and had a meeting and “thought” this was the right place. While waiting for his meeting we had a pretty awesome conversation, the guy couldn’t have been nicer. I know the first few times at spring training I was pretty star struck seeing some guys but I learned the best thing to do is to act is if they’re just a normal person and it goes a long ways. So we talked about anything from going on go-carts that go 50mph to veteran leadership in the clubhouse until his pitching coach finally came… he was pretty relieved he was in the right spot!
After the players got done with their morning workout they started practices so we went and watched some BP. It’s a really awesome experience getting to be on the side of the fence – with the players – and getting to interact with them. We got to watch the infielders take BP so we got to see Kyle Seager and Logan Morrison use their Vipers in live BP. Between rounds they’d both come over and give us the head nod of approval, always a good feeling! After BP they wrapped up practice and both Logan and Kyle walked with us to the clubhouse where we ran into the minor leaguers for minicamp.
It’s always fun seeing the minor league guys for the Mariners because we get to see most of them start in Everett, then again as they get promoted. We also got to see a local player who just got picked up by the Mariners so it was nice to give him some support. After their cage session ended our day at the Mariners was complete and we were off to the Padres next door!
I always have to shake my head when I see orders come through the system for a 31” 243 or when I get a call from a player or parent wanting to know what model has the biggest barrel. Truth be told, especially people new to wood bats, bigger barrel bats usually aren’t the best option and will result in flaws in your swing.
The age group most guilty of this are the players just switching over from aluminum to wood bats for the first time. Besides being adamant about wanting a bat that is “-3” they also want something that is as big as their metal bat they’re used to swinging. The problem with this is metals bats are designed specifically to be balanced while fitting in the BBCOR regulations. Basically, in a metal bat with technology the way it is, you can have a very balanced bat with a large barrel and ideal weight. That’s not an option with wood bats.
In a wood bat you’re going to get all the weight of the bat where the mass of it is so if you get a bat with an oversized barrel it’s going to be extremely end heavy, or end-loaded. Yes, if you make solid contact with the ball you’ll get great pop, but the control and skill needed to make that contact is greatly increased. As a result of the imbalance, the barrel is really going to dip through the hitting zone if you don’t have enough strength. It’s also going to make it more difficult to catch up to faster pitching.
If you find yourself fouling off a lot of pitches you usually hit, it’s probably a good indicator the barrel is too big for you. Another good indicator that your barrel is too big is if you find yourself breaking a lot of bats. By nature, the big barrel bat is going to put a lot of extra tension on the handle during contact so if you make any contact what-so-ever on the end of the bat it’s going to result in a broken bat.
At the end of the day, unless you’re getting paid to play baseball, more often than not you’ll find more success at the plate with a more “balanced” bat. Even though the barrel on these models may not be as big as your model 243 or 174G, they all have respectable sized barrels that are more than capable of being used by power hitters. I’ll break down some of our more popular models below into 3 categories: contact, gap, and power.
Contact Hitters (Average Barrel): 271, 110, 175G, 280, 141, CUV26
Gap Hitters (Little bit bigger): 222, 271L, APV5, 318
Power Hitters (Large Barrel): 243, 174G, 73, CD61, JH9
Not that any of these models are bad, they just require a greater understanding of your swing and the type of hitter you are. People who get big barrel bats understand that they’re prone to breakage and accept that as a tradeoff for the bigger hitting surface. The other trade off with the big barrel bats is that you’re sacrificing your average for power numbers. Hopefully with this information you’ll be able to help find the right model for you to achieve your goals as a player and if you have any questions I’d be more than happy to help you answer them.
The off season has been a quick one and I couldn’t be more excited for the season to start up again. After participating in the Arizona Fall League I returned home in November and immediately started working out and preparing for this upcoming season. I’ve been working on fine tuning all the aspects of game that will help me succeed at the next level. I have been training at New Jersey Sports Advantage where they have cages, weights, and a track so I can get everything I need done there. My off season has exactly 2 weeks left as I just found out a couple days ago that I was invited to the Seattle Mariner’s minor league mini camp which will start up on February 15th. I will be departing for Arizona on the 14th ( my girlfriend is not very happy about the date they chose to send us out there as that is valentines day). After thinking about it and trying different models I decided I will start off the season swinging the Viper JH5 model. I tried it out last year and I like the way it felt in my hand and the barrel it has. I’m hoping for good things this year and I will be reporting back once Spring Training gets under way.
I’d like to point out I just received an email from “the boss” asking me where his blog is for today…
We’ve all heard the line ‘you don’t know what you have until it’s gone’, and that’s the reason for my post today. We all have things, and more importantly people, in our everyday lives we all take for granted and I wanted to dedicate this post to my dad (who happens to also be my boss) and simply say, thank you.
For those of you who don’t know the story of how Viper Bats got started I’ll give you the nutshell version to catch you up to speed. Growing up I was always good at sports but baseball was my favorite and just so happened to be the sport I thought I was the best at. Junior year in high school you start to realize that if you want to play at a higher level scouts care about how you hit with wood bats, not your rocket launcher known as a BESR metal bat. With this knowledge it got both me and my dad looking more into wood bats and wood bat leagues to play in. Being from the Pacific Northwest in tiny Skagit Valley we quickly realized there weren’t any wood bat leagues around so we did the next best thing and made our own, the Skagit Valley Vipers.
Once fall ball started a family friend who played independent ball suggested we get bats from one of the guys he played with. Originally we started purchasing team bats from him and as the season progressed one conversation lead to another. Next thing you know a semi pulls up with a lathe, few skids of wood and Viper Bats was born. If you’ve ever seen the Cadillac commercial for great things being built in an American garage (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cE58LskfRG4) you can add Viper Bats to the list because that’s where it all started.
Aside from “claiming” I was in charge of product testing, my role in the business was building and maintaining the website. In hindsight, being interested in making webpages and being able to make them back in 2003 was a great combination but it was still a minor part in the grand scheme of things. The best part about maintaining the website was I could still do it from college while my dad put in the work so off to college I went. Not only did he have to learn the art of actually making a wood baseball bat (sidenote: don’t ever ask him to swing one), he also had to establish the business side of things. He didn’t have a guide book or fancy education on what it takes to make a successful business, he just had the drive and passion to make it happen.
Skip ahead 3 years, I come back home from college with no degree and really no profound career path to speak of. However, I did come back to a fully functioning company that had now become my father’s full time job. To this day I can still remember the look on people’s faces when he told them he made wooden baseball bats for a living. Seeing as my job was still the website I decided to enroll in some web design classes at the local community college and started working for the business. It started with running shipping packages to the postage store between class and baseball practice, and when baseball finally ended it progressed to printing out orders, sanding the occasional bat, and customer service.
Year by year we continued to grow to what we are today. From moving out of the garage to an actual shop, to hiring our first employee, to seeing our bats on TV in the hands of major league baseball players it’s been an amazing experience. Looking back I don’t think I knew what to expect. Did I think at all that it would be my job in 10 years? I’m sure I thought it would be nice but I’m not sure how realistic it was but thanks to my dad he made it a reality. It’s remarkable to be a part of what he’s created from the ground up and to be fortunate to have a full-time job doing something I love and I owe that all to my dad.
I know it hasn’t always been the easiest having to navigate the lines between boss and dad but I just wanted to say how much I appreciate everything you’ve done for me. Without you I don’t know where I’d be today and I just wanted to say thank you everything you’ve taught and done for me.
PS. This still doesn’t give you a pass for stealing MY pens.
Hey there everyone, I’m Chris. I’m the guy you talk to on the phone, responds to your emails, ships your bats, occasionally misspells a few of your names on your bats, and now blogs. More or less, I’m the office guy who they don’t let out into the shop because I’ll break something. In this blog I plan on mixing in a little bit of everything; from customer questions and/or experiences to tips for players, and possibly even a few of my personal experiences.
So to get started, here’s a little background information on me. Writing scares me. Sharing my
thoughts with the public scares me more. I’ve been procrastinating for over a year on doing this but something clicked for me today. I’m not really sure what exactly it was, but the idea of leading by
example came to mind. I’ve been trying, without much success, to get this blog to take off and realized I haven’t been putting in the effort required to blame anything or anyone but myself. Well here I am.
My reason for making this blog was, and is, twofold.
First, I want to reach out to our customer base
and share some of our stories and points of view in an effort to broaden the customer experience, and in the process, shed some light on the people behind the business. Second, I want this to be a place anyone can go to read up on the life of minor league baseball players. Ideally I want this to be a place kids, adults, fans—anyone who’s interested in baseball, can get to know what life is really like for a minor leaguer baseball player. We all see the 40 man guys on TV living the life but no one knows the trip they had to take to get there. Some are drafted in the first round and have all the God-given talent to make it to the show in a few years. Some are in their 6th year in the minors fighting for a job and trying to still live the dream. Whatever their story, I want to share them with you, and I just so happen to have a job that allows me to do just that.
So here is to stepping out of my comfort zone and trying to make my vision for this blog a reality. Until next week I leave you with this question. What have you done today?
Hey everybody, it’s Maxx again. I’m back after a LONG while, and I’m going to make sure I stay on top of this more as we get through the off season and closer to Spring Training. So far this winter has been a crazy one in the world of baseball, who really saw Robinson Cano leaving the Yankees? I sure didn’t. Prince is now in Texas, Kinsler’s a Tiger and Brad Ausmus who was one of my coaches during Instructs this year is the manager of the Tigers. There has been plenty of excitement at the big league level and as a minor league player seeing all these HUGE contracts being signed I can’t help but think about what it will take to get myself one of those. That’s getting a little ahead of myself though as I’m in a bit of a transition this winter.
At the end of the season I was invited to Instructional League in Dominican Republic. I was invited down and the idea behind my second straight year at Instructs was to begin converting me to being a catcher. I spent the month down there learning as much as I could, working with a cast of coaches including our AZL Manager Michael Collins, our AAA manager Pat Murphy, a DSL coach Jhonaldo Pozo and now Manager of the Detroit Tigers Brad Ausmus. I tried to be as much of a sponge as I could, soaking up all the lessons that their years of experience could offer me. I actually enjoyed learning to catch way more than I thought I would, and it was a great experience being down there.
Now that I’m home for the winter I’m continuing to work hard at my new position, every Saturday my Dad and I make the two hour drive southwest to London, Ontario and Centrefield Sports. Centrefield Sports is an enormous indoor training facility owned by Adam Stern. I go out there to work with Chris Robinson, who caught for the Padres in the big leagues at the end of last year. He made his big league debut, and his first hit was actually a home run. When I was finishing up in Dominican, Murph told me it would be worth it to work with Chris over the off season not only because of his baseball abilities but because of his insights into life as a minor league player. We’ve had some interesting discussions about the grind that is a minor league year, and I’ve learned a few things that have certainly made my receiving much better.
During the week I’ve got the same job as I did last off season as an assistant in the purchasing department of Splash International Marketing. A former teammate’s dad owns the company and having worked there last winter I felt like going back this year was worthwhile. I’ve had to take on a little more responsibility given that it’s my second year and I understand the whole process of what Splash does a little better. I’m currently working on bringing in sample items for our Christmas line for next year. I spend the morning emailing with all the factories in China that we buy products from, arranging shipping, invoicing and other minor details. We’re about half way through the process and by the time we finish we will have gone from getting samples from 150 factories to having our final Christmas line for 2014. It’s pretty cool to watch the process unfold as all the products go from being just a picture in an emailed price quote, to a sample, then an order and finally a display at our upcoming trade show.
I’m also hard at work baseball wise during the week, traveling across the city from my office to The Baseball Zone and SST Mississauga where I work out and practice. Three to five nights a week I’m out at the Zone hitting, throwing doing catching drills and working out. My lifts are really tough right now, but I know from the progress I made last off season that I’ll be in great shape when Spring Training arrives. Last week, Boots, my trainer, had me do a series of sprints pushing the 45 pound plates. Each sprint was 20 yards and the sequence was
- 3 plates in a triangle – 20 yards
- 2 plates side by side – 20 yards
- 1 plate by itself - 20 yards
- 2 plates side by side – 20 yards
That was one rep. It sucked! My legs were jello by the time I was finished all my sets. Even though I absolutely hate the feeling of being sore and tired I know it’s all worth it because eventually I’ll get to that point in the season where my body will have to fight all those same things and get through a critical game.
I’ve also managed to get to see a whole bunch of Toronto Maple Leafs hockey games since I’ve been home. I’m a huge hockey fan, and to be able to get down to some games has been absolutely awesome! I’m 3 and 3 on the year so far, including a win over the Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhaws and an INSANE shootout win over Phoenix on Thursday night.
That’s pretty much all that’s going on right now, but I’ll keep you guys posted as things go.
Merry Christmas to everyone celebrating this week, I wish you and your families all the best during your holiday! I’m looking forward to this last week of 2013, and getting ready for 2014 to get started with my Leafs playing in the NHL Winter Classic on New Years day. So Go Leafs Go, keep working hard, and Spring Training is just a month and a half away!
Being the Director of Operations and Lead Trainer at WSNS Academy a youth training academy in Cincinnati, I am always looking for new and fresh ideas to keep the energy level high for the players that train and believe it or not for myself. Don at Viper Bats asked me to post some of my off season training and I can never say no to Don he is the best just like his product.
First of all one of the things that is said at WSNS “Results Not Excuses” there is plenty of things anyone can do to train even without a facility to workout. You can use a real short cut off broomstick to swing in a limited space area, if you don’t have that make a fist with your lead hand/arm with your thumb out, take your other hand and wrap it around your thumb just like gripping a bat. Line your knuckles up correctly and you can take dry swings. Do it in front of a mirror, get the feel of the front heel being down when your hands are back, like loading a slingshot. Once in that position swing by firing your hips and trying to finish balanced holding your finish position for 2-3 seconds. Look in the mirror and try to see if your head is in the same position as when your heel was down and hands were back. Work on explosive hip action, balanced finish and limiting your head movement. Visualize pitchers you have faced before, that you have gotten hits off of and ones that have gotten you out, but always visualize successful results. Do bodyweight workouts, 15-20 minutes, put 4 exercises together do 20-30 seconds rest 10-15 seconds do each exercise in a row rest 45 seconds repeat up to 6 times. To get better shorten the rest periods. Exercises you can do;
Squats, squat jumps, burpees (the best single exercise with no weights), planks, side planks, crunches, bicycle crunches, supermen, lunges (front, side, back, drop step), push-ups ( normal, wide, narrow, diamond, T-pushup, renegade with a row), Ice skaters (jump from side to side explosive movement) different variations (slow, long , short quick, jump-hold-balance), lunge jumps. You get the idea also warm-up properly doing arm circles, jumping jacks, spider lunges, etc.,. Stretch when you are finished hips, legs, back, shoulders, and arms.
If you have a facility to use, weight equipment, tee w/net, any and all other items that is fantastic and you only have yourself to blame for not getting the work in. Typical hour workout for hitters at WSNS Academy;
Warm-up light sprints, walking lunges, arm circles (front and back), arm crossovers while doing side shuffles, high knee pulls, butt kicks, carioca (short quick hips while firing arms like running), push-ups, jumping jacks, get a sweat going. I crank up the heat kids hate it, but it gets them loose.
Go into medicine ball separation drills (2-4 pounds), keeping hips square to target stagger one foot back so that the foot that is back toes are even with heel of forward foot. Feet shoulder width apart. with keeping hips square to target rotate shoulders to work separation of hips and shoulders. Med ball needs to remain at or above the shoulder. Hands on both side of the ball, rotate shoulders releasing ball using both hands so thumbs both point towards target at release point. Do 10 reps turning shoulders both left and right, then switch feet and repeat with other foot forward.
Hitters then get bats and do a walking version of their swing, I have them set up with bat relaxed on their shoulder looking ahead as if the pitcher is on the mound, from here they release their hand closest to the knob and relax their front arm and shoulder. The hitter next works front heel down and bat back. No matter what the hitter does as far as striding, no stride, pick-up and down it doesn’t matter, have them do that and at the same time using only the one hand remaining on the bat have them bring the bat back to proper position. Several things, many hitters may need to choke up to control the bat, have the hitter use their upper arm and shoulder blade to make movement with bat back. When the heel lands and the hand is back the back knee should be inside the back foot with most of the weight loaded there. The knob of the bat should be pointing towards an imaginary catcher’s feet, with the barrel or tip of the barrel over the hitter’s head. The hitter at this point should be able to bring their bottom hand back to the bat without having to bring the bat forward. If in correct position they can fire their hips swing and finish balanced. Have them step over and repeat do 5-6 swings like that. Then have them turn around and do the same drill keeping both hands on the bat. When a hitter finishes their swing their weight should feel like it is on their back leg pushing down onto their big toe on the inside of their foot. If it ends up on the outside of their foot, they allowed their hands to dominate their swing or as I call it a top heavy swing, where the hitter hit around the ball.
Tee work I usually have them do the same drills as they just did with the med balls and also with the heel down hands back. The goal in mind is to be relaxed and work on separation of hips and shoulders. Make sure hitters have a solid foundation. A simple tee drill I do with players is called heel-hip. Player sets up with ball on tee, they place their front heel down through their stride process bringing their hands back, they must say aloud “Heel” at this point the inside of their front heel must be down. Next there are two different parts, first part is the hitter must yell “Hip” to initiate their swing. That allows them to focus on firing their hips. Once they do 5 swings like that, I have them go to the second part where they try to yell “Hip” at the point of contact. The goal is to feel their lower half fully rotated just before contact. If they accomplish this they have accomplished separation of back hip and back shoulder. They can do this version in front soft toss also, making them say it aloud, makes them commit to the action. With front soft toss and even live BP, this also allows them to use their back hip for timing of their swing. There is a process with this drill that takes the players from a stop start segment to being able to keep lower half moving to allow the hitter to adjust to different speed pitches. I will be happy to share if anyone is interested.
I have be doing this for quite awhile now, and from my experience the hard work is great and is needed, but make sure if you are working with players you make building their confidence and having fun priorities. Throw in a game once in awhile, we play a game on occasion called the tee game. We place a ball on one tee for hitter to hit and another tee with a ball on anywhere from 10′-20′ out in front. I usually put it straight away center so hitters on both sides of the plate have same angle. The tee that is out front needs to be slightly higher than the tee being hit off of by player. The goal is each player gets 3 swings and tries to hit the ball off the other tee. It only counts if they hit the other ball directly off the tee, no bounces, no off the top of the cage net or side, it cannot hit the tee it has to hit the other ball directly. I tell players if they knock it off any other way they have to make the walk of shame and put the ball back on the tee, it they hit the ball off I have to walk out to do it. It is very difficult, but happens more than you can imagine. In a group I usually either give the kid that does it (if it happens, it doesn’t always) a free Gatorade or a t-shirt, the other thing to do is have the winner if there is one choose a punishment for others (10 push-ups, burpees, squat jumps, etc) and yes as the instructor I do the punishment, because if nobody hits the ball off I choose the punishment for them. Trust me this game is a blast, I have 8 year olds up to college and minor league players playing this game against each other, because it has nothing to do with how hard you hit, just good mechanics. 3 Swings and rotate depending on time I may go 3-5 rounds, you will always have them yelling one more time and players asking to play the game.
Enjoy the holidays, I hope this helps someone out there with training. I do this as a volunteer running the facility, instructing and coaching. I am a retired firefighter, my dad played for the Reds and my son is a college catcher that has a shot at the next level. I do it because I love the game and helping kids. All lesson fees are considered a donation, if a kid can’t afford it, they don’t pay. The only thing I asked them is to take the time to give back and try to be a good person. Other than that like the Viper signs says, Swing Hard Hit Hard
Well the season has been over for about two weeks or so now. I didn’t end as well as I would have liked, but now looking back I realize how much better I got and am thankful to have stayed in the same place for a season bonding with the guys. I was a little hesitant at first thinking about getting a job when my parents suggested it. I want to make the most out of this pro baseball opportunity so I wouldn’t want anything getting in the way. But after a week at home I was on the laptop filling out applications, man was I bored! I am an extremely active guy and I think it helps a ton when I am in season, but when I get home and have little to do to burn energy I probably just annoy everyone I am around. So I have been finding things to do and one of them is a sales position at Dicks Sporting Goods. Not so glamorous but a great way to build a schedule and give my days for the next five month structure. I will be hunting deer this season with my new bow which I am thrilled about and have already gone out and missed some doves with my buddies from home. Looking ahead at this offseason I am most excited about recharging. With college ball and a short season of pro ball I am pretty wiped out. I was ready to put the bat down and relax. I was so thankful for the opportunity the Lord has given me but at the end of season I was spiritually drained. I love witnessing to guys and a great way to prepare for that is plenty of quality time in the Bible. I will have a great amount of time to do that and I cant wait to show up to spring training, aka my mission field.
So with all that being said I think the offseason is very important for every pro ball player. You get to spend down time catching up on sleep, and also get to the heavy lifting building your body to a whole new level so you can dominate from the start of spring training! I have a couple goals this offseason which are pretty lofty, but just attainable enough to be reached if I put in the work. I love a challenge and this offseason will have its fair share, but I am ready to attack every day and go make them happen.
Thanks for reading,