VIERA, Fla. — It’s a rite of spring. Pitchers fielding practice. Better known to those around every baseball camp as PFP.
There aren’t too many ways to throw new wrinkles into these drills. Cover first base on grounders to the right side. Snag comebackers, look an imaginary runner back to third base and then throw to first. Come charging in and flip underhand to the plate.
And yet Matt Williams found a way yesterday to make these mundane tasks different. And fun for his players.