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.

Yes, that is Marlins manager Mike Redmond showing off his skills on the slopes.

Yes, that is Marlins manager Mike Redmond showing off his skills on the 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

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