Swapping the ski slopes for sunshine
JUPITER, Fla. — How does Mike Redmond relax in the offseason?
When in the mood for some outdoors fun, the Miami Marlins manager takes to the ski slopes.
A couple of weeks ago, Redmond went skiing at Schweitzer Mountain in Idaho with a couple of friends, including Mike Lowell, his former teammate.
An accomplished skier, Redmond did a modest 15-foot jump, and he has a picture, taken by his friend Bill Holt, to prove it.
The photo was posted on his @mredmond55 Twitter account on Jan. 29, with the caption: “Pitchers & catchers soon!!!”
“It was probably a 15-foot jump,” Redmond said nonchalantly.
Asked how many other big league managers could make that jump, he quips: “Probably none.”
A Spokane, Wash., resident, Redmond regularly gets on the slopes.
On Sunday, Redmond traded the snow for some sunshine, as the Marlins opened Spring Training with the first day of pitchers and catchers workouts.
– Joe Frisaro