There's a little story in the Trib today about Dale Sveum starting up a fun way to sharpen bunting skills, and I'll just call it "Bunt Club".
It's a "bunting tournament" with a "special reward" going to whoever gets the most points.
You can "call" where your bunt is going, and the next guy has to bunt it the same way "Kind of like H-O-R-S-E."
Pitchers and position guys will have separate brackets, it'll take about 2 weeks, and Kerry Wood (according to Sveum) is the early fav to win.
Now, I have no idea if this is a new thing or if every team has been doing it for years, but I'd never heard of it before this morning, and...what a great idea!
Kind of Tom Sawyer-ish in it's simplicity.
And honestly - how awesome would this competition be at the All-Star game instead of that Home Run Derby?
A real test of baseball skill.
I'd love to watch that.
I also can't believe I read that Billy Beane went and signed Manny Ramirez, so he can come and try to mash some balls once he gets out of PED Prison.
He'll be 40 if and when he gets back in the box.