Spring Training is a sort of odd time for big-league players. Away from their homes and often away from their families for extended periods of time, they have to find ways to fill time. But this video from Dodgers utilityman Zach McKinstry is a new one for me.
McKinstry took to Instagram this week to post this…interesting video. Sitting at the batting cages at the Dodgers’ spring camp, Zach had someone place a tarantula on his face. For those with a fear of those 8-legged freaks, you might want to look away.
No explanation, no reason for it. Just a big ole spider crawling across his face. So welcome to Spring Training everyone, where nothing makes sense and no one seems to bat an eye. Dodgers’ Opening Day can’t come soon enough.
McKinstry is one of those guys who could very much be on the fringe of making the roster this year. After a breakout performance in the first part of the season, an oblique injury very much derailed the rest of his season. He never got back to that initial swing and was relegated to very limited opportunities late in the year.
Chances are that the (almost) 27-year-old starts out his season with Oklahoma City.
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