The Yankees have new conditioning equipment for their players to use at spring training. Well it's not so much equipment as it is a hill. They have a hill. The Yankees' strength and conditioning coach Matt Krause has reportedly wanted this hill ever since he joined the team in 2014 and he finally got his wish, mentioning how he had used hills during his previous assignments. So far the players seem to be embracing it.
"It’s pretty cool, something different to do," said reliever Dellin Betances. "I think the guys enjoy it. I feel like you get more strength on your lower body running up a hill and I think sprints in general help us generate more velo (velocity) and more strength."
Ivan Nova's nonchalance on the matter is probably my favorite thing about Nova in the last year:
"It’s cool. We have hills in the DR, not a big deal,"
I'll be honest, I'm sure this new addition looks hill-arious, but there's no reason to make mountains out of molehills. Maybe the Yankees are secretly endorsing the Presidential candidacy of Hillary Clinton. Either way, it's sure to be a thr-hilling story to follow during Spring Training. Maybe one day "Mount Krause" will be referred to as "Mount Doom", but unt-hill then we should all just cHill out.
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