I attended my first practice session on Tuesday September 22nd in the afternoon.
Drew Fann, the director of baseball operations at Vanderbilt and who helped me to organize this trip, takes me around the facilities.
|Hawkins Fiels - Home of the Vanderbilt Commodores|
As you can see on the pictures, it is gorgeous.
The football and baseball field are right by each other, separated only by a walkway.
|The mounds from the pitching lab|
Under the football stands, what they call the pitching lab. An underground room 30 to 35 meters long and about 15 meters wide.
The lab has a clay double mound. There is also a bunch of nets, and a couple of portable mounds.
It also features all small equipment and tools dedicated to pitching.