Friday, March 23, 2012

The Proof Is In The Stool Sample

What's with this fielding while sitting on a stool?

The Phillies seem to specialize in this particular form of practice.  Last year it was Chase Utley.  This year, Ryan Howard.  Try as I might, I was unable to find a single picture or video of Howard taking grounders while sitting on a stool.

My interest is purely scientific.  I mean, it is hard to imagine going to one's left or right while seated on a stool.  Heck, it's hard to imagine just bending over to field a ball hit right at you.

I simply want to see an image or some footage to prove it can be done.

UPDATE:  Here's an image.  You make the call:  Is this guy sitting on a stool?