Ken Roll has been in enough spring camps to appreciate the fun that can be had on a baseball field.
A throw got away, as throws do, and someone yelled 'Heads up!'
"I stayed up as long as I could," Roll said. "I was going to go down and I knew it, but they say it took me about 10 seconds to go down."
On the field near where he finally came to rest, uninjured, Ken Griffey Jr. lay splayed while a teammate taped an outline of his body. When completed, it resembled those chalk outlines at evidence scenes on television. They even taped in eyes, a nose and a frown.
"Trainer down!" someone screamed.
"I've been in a lot of these camps, and I don't think I've ever been in one where guys had more fun or got more instruction," Roll said. "It's good to hear guys enjoying themselves again."
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