By Jayson Geiser
(WAOW)- IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE SPRING IS ON THE WAY, YET, PITCHERS AND CATCHERS REPORT FOR SPRING TRAINING THIS WEEK.
LOCALLY, THERE WERE SPRING TRAINING CLINICS AT THE WISCONSIN BASEBALL ACADEMY IN RIB MOUNTAIN THIS WEEKEND.
THE FACILITY, WHICH JUST OPENED THIS WINTER NOT ONLY PROVIDES A ROOF OVERHEAD, BUT ALSO SUCH AMENITIES AS REAL DIRT MOUNDS, COMPUTER ANALYSIS, AND INSTRUCTORS WITH ALL LEVELS OF EXPERIENCE FROM HIGH SCHOOL TO THE MAJOR LEAGUES.
Says Cubs pitcher Justin Berg, "I just wanted to give back to the area, with all the baseball knowledge that I've learned over the course of my career so far.
Says Owner Eric Greening, A couple of high schools, Wausau West and Newman, have a package where they can come in and rent out a batting cage and just hit with each other. A couple days ago it was really great because we had probably 8 or 10 guys from West here just hanging out. That's kind of the atmosphere we want to encourage, is a place guys can hang out after school and hit and throw and just talk about baseball and be around baseball."
Online Reporter- Jayson Geiser