MESA, Ariz. – His eyes are closed. The ball is over his head and long past his outstretched glove. And Ryan Braun is smiling, a grin of acknowledgment, perhaps, that anyone holding a camera and with a quick trigger finger is about to make him look foolish.
The photograph was snapped Feb. 21, four days into the experiment that moves Braun from third base to left field, and it's followed by another Flickr moment: Braun's torso leaning more to the left than Air America, his knees bent, his spikes askew and his right hand cocked as though it's begging the ball ricocheting off the outfield fence not to hit him in the face.
"We're still working on the wall," Ed Sedar acknowledged Tuesday, and he would know. He is the Milwaukee Brewers' outfield instructor, and Braun is his project this spring.
It's funny to Sedar, this whole tutoring exercise. Braun, after all, won the National League Rookie of the Year last season with one of the more incredible seasons ever posted by a greenhorn: In 113Read More »from Brewers hope Braun's left turn is right