Josh Collmenter is teaching the Dbacks physics
If you think pitcher fielding practice would get boring for you if you were on a big league roster, imagine showing up to spring training and sitting through a physics lecture.
That’s what the Dbacks are doing. At least some of them. And, to be fair, they’re doing it voluntarily, so it’s probably interesting to them at least. The most interesting part, however, is who is teaching it: pitcher Josh Collmenter.
Collmenter has some decent intellectual credentials. He was the salutatorian of his high school class and went to Central Michigan University. I can’t find what he studied there, but according to Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic, Collmenter spent part of yesterday going over Newtonian physics, relativity and buoyancy, among other topics, so I’m assuming science was his bag:
So he did, at a dry erase board:
Go read Piecoro’s story to see the funny swipe he took at position players too. Based on that I assume he’d prefer that they don’t think as they can only hurt the ballclub. The pitchers can think, though.