Ready for a 21-20 exhibition score?
Saturday night promises to be a home run haven for the Red Sox and Dodgers at the Los Angeles Coliseum, where a record crowd is expected to attend the charitable exhibition game. Most enticing for the hitters will of course be the short left field, just 201 feet (201 feet!) from home plate, topped by a 62-foot fence.
But if it couldn’t contain Pete Carroll, what's in store when professional baseball players step to the plate?
During batting practice Wednesday, the USC football coach, and former Patriots coach, drilled three out of five practice pitches over the fence in left field, as detailed on Carroll’s personal web site. USC tight ends coach Brennan Carroll also hit three over the fence.
“It’s just like riding a bike once you get the hang of it — one home run after another,” Carroll joked. “But boy, that net sure is high in left field.”
Saturday’s batting practice might turn out to be the most fun part of this event.