High School Field of Dreams?

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The Athletic is reporting - sandlot games of massive stars broke out at a high school field near Cressy Sports Performance in Florida.

A group that included Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer, Corey Kluber, > Paul Goldschmidt, Giancarlo Stanton and more than 30 other big leaguers had quietly been working together – from a safe distance. They formed a secret baseball group while playing at Palm Beach Gardens
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Kluber, Scherzer, Verlander, Stanton, Jackson, Morrison, Goldschmidt, Gsellman, Wacha, Syndergaard, Bleier, Holaday.

The big-league players part of the Palm Beach crew also included Josh James, Taylor Guerrieri, Brian Moran, Mike Brosseau, Ryan LaMarre, Steve Cishek, Nick Wittgren, Brad Hand, Zach Plesac, Anthony Swarzak, Monte Harrison, Isan Díaz, Jordan Holloway, Austin Voth, Kyle McGowin, Tyler Kinley and Kyle Barraclough. There were more free agents and non-roster guys. A.J. Ramos and Kevin Siegrist. Even now, Cressey isn’t sure if that’s a comprehensive list.

Triston McKenzie and Jesús Luzardo were there and started in the second game adjacent to Cressey’s gym. (The city of Palm Beach owns the field.)

That’s a fantastic story. From the Astros perspective, it’s nice that Verlander was able to pitch free and easy.

Having such a short season could be absolutely massive to the Astros chances if they make the postseason again. We could see midseason Verlander pitching when it matters most. He looked warn down by the time the postseason rolled around last year

Agreed, but by the same token, all the other teams will also have their best players in midseason form for this year’s postseason.

And that Josh James was involved to excited me.