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Eri Yoshida attends an MLB tryout

by on Jun.17, 2011 @ 12:43 pm, under Other

Eri Yoshida headed out to Los Angeles on the 15th to attend an MLB tryout.  Yoshida recounts her experience on her blog.  I've highlighted a portion of her day:

  • Yoshida woke up at 4:30am in order to get to the Urban Youth Academy at 7:30am.  Tryouts were scheduled to start at 9am.
  • Pitchers and catchers worked out in one stadium while infielders and outfielders worked out at another.
  • First round, four pitchers at time, pitching in the bullpen.
  • Yoshida was number 140 and had to wait about 2 hours before it was her turn (she guesses there were about 160 pitchers in all).
  • Yoshida threw around 10 pitches and was then told that she didn't make the cut.
  • Yoshida didn't make the cut, but says it was a great experience because now she knows what to expect the next time around.