Ever wanted to pretend you’re a Major League Baseball catcher?
Here is your chance.
Former Toronto Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia (now of the Texas Rangers) decided to strap a GoPro camera on his catching helmet and documented a workout during a Jay’s practice at their spring training complex in Florida.
The video is actually from the Jay’s 2013 spring training (which is why you’ll see a few players no longer on the roster) but for whatever reason, never get as much publicity as it should’ve.
You’ll also want to keep your speakers off as a few of the batters are less than pleased with some of their swings and/or the strike zone, unleashing a few small vulgarities every so often.
Regardless, it’s pretty awesome.
Now – you’re probably thinking to yourself that the pitches don’t seem all that fast and you’d be correct. That’s because knuckleballer R.A. Dickey is on the mound, but as you can see, 85-mph knuckler or not – it’s still plenty difficult to hit.
Would be awesome if Major League Baseball was to implement this view in the future.