⚾ Hiatus Diaries: Stroman's beautiful bullpen owns the week
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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.

3 generations of Papis play wiffle ball

David Ortiz fended off the boredom of self-isolation with a family game of wiffle ball.

While Little Papi's stroke looked pretty nice, the same couldn't be said about Big Papi's pitching.

Plouffe doesn't want Kipnis babysitting his kids

Former major leaguer Trevor Plouffe sat down with Jason Kipnis for an entertaining interview on "Talkin' Baseball" last Monday and said he'll never let the Chicago Cubs infielder babysit his kids because of his horrible batting stance.

Plouffe said he wouldn't extend the babysitting invitation to Kipnis' ex-teammate Mike Aviles, either.

Moreland's baseball-approved barn

Red Sox first baseman Mitch Moreland converted a barn into his new baseball training hub, and he certainly didn't skimp on constructing it.

Whose indoor batting cage is better? Moreland's or Joey Gallo's apartment setup?

Chavis' interesting encounter with his neighbor

While Moreland rips dingers in his barn, Red Sox teammate Michael Chavis is trying to solve a couple of mysteries during his self-isolation.

Eaton still soaking in World Series glory

With baseball on hold, Adam Eaton is using his downtime to think about better days, like when the Nationals defeated the Astros to win their first World Series championship.

The Expos uniform was a nice touch.

Turner does the 'Soto Shuffle'

While Eaton was continuing to bask in World Series glory, Trea Turner was also thinking about his Nats teammates, although he singled out Juan Soto and his signature batting-box move with this perfect imitation.

Spending time with the fam

A number of big leaguers are using the layoff to spend time with their families.

The Cardinals' Paul Goldschmidt had to deal with a large strike zone courtesy of his son, who was doing his best Adam Wainwright impression.

Meanwhile, Giants infielder Wilmer Flores received some hitting help from his mom, while Mets catcher Wilson Ramos was staying in shape with his brother, Efren.

Twins outfielder Jake Cave's daughter might take the cake for the cutest baseball family moment of the week thanks to this workout with her pops.

Reds play long-distance game of catch

Cincinnati Reds players missed each other so much, they were willing to go to great lengths to play a round of catch, throwing the ball a combined 24,713 miles to each other (not really).

Still, the threading of all of these videos together made for a pretty cool visual.

Stroman's bullpen is breathtaking

Marcus Stroman's time off doesn't look too bad.

The Mets hurler shared a dreamy sight of his latest bullpen session earlier this week, making fans jealous of both his abs and the immaculate background he got to look at while pitching.

Warning: Video contains coarse language

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