Orioles' John Means stays ready for Opening Day having batting practice with his wife

Mike DePrisco
NBC Sports Washington

While we await Major League Baseball's return from postponement due to the coronavirus outbreak, Orioles pitcher John Means is staying loose by throwing batting practice to his wife, Caroline Stanley. 

If you're at all surprised at Stanley making contact on Means' pitch, don't be. She's a retired goalkeeper who played three seasons in the NWSL, so hand-eye coordination is certainly a strong suit for her. 

So Orioles fans can sleep well at night as they wait for baseball to begin. Means, who was easily the best pitcher on the team last season with a 3.60 ERA over 155 innings and 26 starts, finished second in the American League Rookie of the Year race behind Houston's Yordan Alvarez. 

Considering he was fighting to make the roster during spring training last season, the 26-year-old has experienced quite the turn of events this time around. 

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