The Colorado Rockies held a little team-building activity and hosted their first Colorado Casting Contest at Spring Training. According to manager Bud Black, the idea came from pitchers Wade Davis and Shane Broyles.
“Davis said that he could throw a lure in somebody’s mouth from a great distance,” said Black to MLB.com’s Owen Perkins. “And he ended up winning!”
The true winner, however, was Charlie Blackmon, who stole the show by bringing his fishing waders, and looking the part.
Blackmon’s reeling game was solid, and he not only looked like a legit fishermen, he also acted like one. Not bad for a center fielder.
Looks like Blackmon has some real life fishing experiences, as we found this video of him trout fishing below. He’s legit. Spring training looks like so much fun.
Charlie Blackmon is a national treasure. pic.twitter.com/34BxmRAIyf
— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) March 4, 2018