02/28/2005: Ahead of the curve?
They’ll all be doing it soon. I’m just ahead of the curve.
--St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Reggie Sanders
The "it" that Sanders is referring to is working out--using Russian kettleballs. The description in the Post-Dispatch article calls them "cannonballs", but they also describe the balls as weighing 70 pounds. I was unaware that there was cannon shot that was that big, though I suppose some of the bigger siege guns might have taken shot that large. I'll defer to the expertise of any readers who know their artillery.
And Reggie just may be ahead of the curve; last year he was pioneering a 'do-rag with the Cardinals logo on it:
Sharp-eyed fans may have noticed that Detroit outfielder Dmitri Young wore a Tigers-branded do-rag under his cap last year. It isn't clear if any other players were similarly attired—if so, Uni Watch didn't spot them—but at least one player has joined in during this season's spring training: Reggie Sanders of the Cards. Traditionalists might disapprove, but the mere thought of Bud Selig being presented with a set of do-rag prototypes for his approval (and maybe trying them on!) is entertaining enough to justify this item's existence.
Len on 02.28.05 @ 07:35 AM CST