⚾ Hiatus Diaries: Randy Dobnak going viral was certainly unexpected
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With a global pandemic suspending sporting events worldwide, athletes suddenly have tons of time on their hands. In the latest installment of our weekly MLB series, we look at how they've been keeping themselves entertained - and in shape - while self-isolating.

Randy Dobnak, Twitter sensation

Minnesota Twins right-hander took a mean-spirited joke at his expense, and had some fun with it.

However, the best part was absolutely the snapshot of his "workout routine."

Who wouldn't want to be Dobnak? He's truly living his best life.

E-Jax is flipping out

Journeyman right-hander Edwin Jackson and his kids are enjoying time in the pool. Backflips for everyone!

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When the kids say let’s do flips!

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Players show their kids who's boss

Opening Day without baseball felt sacrilegious for obvious reasons, but some pro players weren't going to let that stand. Sonny Gray, Trevor Williams, and Freddie Freeman all went one-on-one with their young kids. It went about how you'd expect.


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Talk about confidence boosters!

Amir Garrett reigns supreme at MLB The Show 20

The Reds' southpaw recently took issue with his "66" overall rating in this year's edition of the popular video game. He got his revenge by defeating Rays lefty Blake Snell in a four-man tournament that also featured Hunter Pence and Trevor May.

Vin Scully says hello

The legendary broadcaster's voice was a welcome distraction from the uncertainty facing the world during quarantine.

He's still got it!

Dexter Fowler rallies for Vegas

Fowler is matching donations to help residents of Las Vegas, and he asked his fellow Vegas-based players to do the same.

A former teammate answered the call to action.

Mark Canha really misses going to restaurants

When the world starts up again, give Canha a follow if you like pictures of great looking - and presumably great tasting - food.

Trevor Bauer keeps his mind clear on the mound

The Cincinnati righty takes fan questions on Fridays. On the mound, he doesn't overthink the process.

He's clearing "The Mechanism," so to speak.

A big, sexy hustler

Bartolo Colon hasn't pitched in the majors since 2018, so he's had plenty of time to channel his inner "Minnesota Fats" at the pool table.

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Who'd play "Fast" Eddie Felson in this scenario?

Jameson Taillon goes down the rabbit hole

Seriously, the "Big Unit" was unbelievable.

'A-Rod Baseball Bunch' debuts

Finally, Alex Rodriguez started his online baseball clinic earlier this week. Watch him, J-Lo, and the kids swing the bat to the ripping tunes of Huey Lewis' "The Power of Love."

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Today was a dream day for me. First, I’d like to thank everyone who tuned in to watch my first ARod baseball clinic. I hope you guys learned something and enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed doing it! . I mentioned this during the livestream, but do you know what Shakespeare did when he was quarantined because of the plague? He wrote King Lear. You can let this time pass you by, or you can seize it and use it to work on your swing, watch a ton of video, and make yourself a better player. Or a better anything, for that matter. . . You can also use it to spend quality time with family. We had a blast playing a little baseball in the yard with the four powerful young women in my life. . When I was their age, I couldn’t afford bats, balls ⚾️ and gloves. I was lucky to have great mentors to look out for me, and for the @bgcmiamidade giving me a place to play. . Today, it was so much fun watching them take some cuts. The only depressing part was watching Jen lock in on her swing and launch one. What can’t she do? She even hits better than I do! #ShesANatural 🔱

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⚾ Hiatus Diaries: Randy Dobnak going viral was certainly unexpected
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