*Video* Kemp, Hanley, Gonzalez and Ethier Batting Practice
I’m excited to share another video with you from Camelback Ranch this past weekend. It was amazing to watch the Dodgers practice on the backfields at Camelback Ranch, and the day couldn’t have been more beautiful. I will write another post dedicated to my trip and experience, but I wanted to bring you this batting practice footage.
Matt Kemp heads to the backfields at Camelback Ranch during Spring Training. Photo: Stacie Wheeler
Saturday morning there were a lot of work going on in preparation for the upcoming Opening Day series in Australia. Some of the big sluggers were out working on their swings including Matt Kemp, Hanley Ramirez, Andre Ethier and Adrian Gonzalez.
Matt Kemp looked noticeably slimmer to me, and as you can see from his batting practice session he may need to work on his timing a bit still. The thing that impressed me the most was Adrian Gonzalez’s fluidity and smoothness during his turn in the cage. Hanley Ramirez is also amazing to watch hit, and Andre Ethier looks to be ready for the season as well.
The Dodgers will be bringing their bats and their gloves to Australia, and we will have our first real game action for the new season later this week! After visiting Camelback Ranch and interacting with the players this past weekend, I’m super anxious to get this season started!