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This University of San Diego pitching coach has a revolutionary new conditioning drill for his pitchers

April 27, 2022

Meet Matt Florer. Florer is the pitching coach for the University of San Diego Toreros. Like a lot pitchers, who spent their careers working once every five days while whiling away the remaining hours at the local CC, Florer loves golf. So when it came time to develop a conditioning regimen for his staff and get his swing in ship shape for the summer, Florer came up with a revolutionary new drill that will soon be sweeping the nation. Check it out.

What percentage of our soul do we have to sell to get this life? Coaching NCAA baseball in sunny San Diego while working out our swing kinks on company time before an afternoon 18 at Torrey Pines. To be totally, 100-percent transparent, minus the baseball, it’s not a huge departure from what we Golf Digest staffers endure on a daily basis, but still, it seems pretty dang nice.

As far as the actual in-game utility of shagging Florer’s range balls, the baseball jury remains sequestered. The fellas get to jog a bit and work on fielding their position, but like how much conditioning to pitcher’s really need? Bartolo Colon and C.C. Sabathia dominated the majors for much of the century and both were built like cheeseburgers. We’re not saying this is just an excuse for Florer to get some reps with his pitching wedge (see what we did there?) but we’re not not saying it either.