The field was too slick for Jeremy Guthrie to get in a routine pregame side session Friday, so he spent 15 minutes throwing the ball inside the tunnel at Camden Yards. Guthrie was throwing directly outside the home clubhouse, which inspired an odd scene.
Several people walked past his makeshift warmup session, and at one point, Guthrie even asked a reporter to step into the imaginary batter’s box for a few pitches.
And here’s what that reporter saw from the left-handed hitter’s pespective: A few fastballs, most of them along the inside part of the plate, and a slider that swept dangerously close to his leg. After that, there was nothing left to do but get back to work.