Don Orsillo takes batting practice, is predictably awkward

You can probably guess which one of these dudes is better in the cage. - Gail Oskin

The cool thing about teams embracing social media is someone recording NESN announcers taking batting practice.

Don Orsillo is a wonderful announcer. For my proverbial money, he's one of the best in the baseball, and I'm continually shocked he hasn't moved on from NESN and the Red Sox to a more high-profile, permanent national gig. It's good that he hasn't, though, because now we have this Vine of Orsillo taking batting practice down at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, courtesy of the Red Sox account:

He looks like he's dressed for golf, not the batting cages -- I'm suddenly glad polo shirts are not part of any team's uniform -- but hey, he's got a wooden bat, made contact on multiple offerings, and even sent a few of them into play. Plus, he's got the frustrated grunt necessary to be a big-league slugger down to a science already.

If this doesn't result in former major leaguer and Orsillo broadcast partner Jerry Remy continually taunting his buddy about his performance in the cage, then I'm not sure what to believe in anymore.

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