Fresno Grizzlies continue to play ball despite summer heat

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During the hottest time of the day, these baseball players know that even though they're professional athletes they're humans and their bodies needs to be prepared. (KFSN)

During the hottest time of the day, these baseball players know that even though they're professional athletes they're humans and their bodies needs to be prepared.

It is hot and these guys can feel it.

"Today is probably a nine," Fresno Grizzlies pitcher Aaron West said. "You're out there, sun is on you, it's hot and if it were any more humid it'd definitely be a 10."

West just moved here from Corpus Christi one week ago but said the heat hasn't bothered him too much with proper care.

"I'll take the dry over the humidity any day," he said.

The pitcher said that with triple digit weather like Sunday, taking care of your body is key.

"Staying hydrated, drinking Gatorade, water," he said. "Anytime you can be in the shade, towel off and put some water on it stay cool."

But it's a team effort.

Trey Wiedman is the Grizzlies strength and conditioning coach, and he said during extreme heat he is always preaching hydration and eating the right foods.

"It's kind of underrated but the fruits and eating the right foods will make them feel a lot better," Wiedman said.

The former baseball player tells us during games he is often looking for warning signs of possible heat exhaustion.

"If they're sluggish and sitting on the bench not really talking, moving slow, that's why I'm always talking to guys keeping them upbeat it's almost like a little test," he said.

But when the players are not out in the field, they're in the dugout with misters, towels, and Gatorade to cool them down.

The heat, however you look at it, is nothing these Triple A champions can't handle.

"These guys have been doing it they're whole life. They've been on the field for a long time," manager Tony DeFrancesco said. "They get it."
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