“What I did on my Winter Break…”
Throughout Spring Training, I plan to sit down with former Dayton Dragons players and staff members to talk to them about what they did in the offseason. Some decided to work to stay busy, while others used the time to relax and catch up with family and friends.
Here’s what former Dragon Kyle Day was up to…
Former Dayton Dragon Kyle Day had a busy 2009 season, spending part of the season in Dayton, and the other part in Sarasota, after a mid-season promotion to the Sarasota Reds. At each of his stops, Day saw game action as a catcher, outfielder, designated hitter, and even a few innings as a first baseman. But the offseason for Day was just as busy as he pushed himself to work out and stay in shape for this upcoming campaign.
Day, from Fort Wayne, Ind., had an interesting place to train in the offseason. He was able to use Parkview Field, home of the Fort Wayne Tincaps of the Midwest League.
“I always thought it was special to be able to ‘go home’ to Ft. Wayne and play in front of so many people that I knew, even as a member of the visiting team.” Day was even able to spend the night in his own bed at home during Dragons road trips to Ft. Wayne.
The Tincaps front office let Day use the clubhouse and the batting cages each day to get his workouts completed to prepare for the 2010 season. Day reported to camp in great shape and is looking forward to having an excellent camp as he tries to make one of the ball clubs.
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by Dusty Baker, Cincinnati Reds Manager