He learned how to do things he never would have at home, like how to hit in the cold and how to field ground balls on the bumpy surface of a cornfield, where coach Evan Pratte would take his players for extra work.
"It's this odd area on the other side of the interstate," Kinsler said. "That's something I'll always remember: jumping in vans with my teammates and driving across the freeway to a farm to take ground balls on a little infield cutout of corn."
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— Mizzou Baseball (@MUTigerBaseball) February 2, 2013
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— Reed Geekie (@reedgeekie) February 2, 2013
Rangers 2nd baseman Ian Kinsler gets a nice ovation as part of #Mizzou's 2013 Hall of Fame Class.
— Gabe DeArmond (@GabeDeArmond) February 2, 2013
get to practice with Ian Kinsler today, should be interesting #mizzoubaseball
— Case Munson (@casemunson) February 2, 2013
Mizzou wins, Kansas loses and I got Ian Kinsler's autograph. Yep, great Saturday: twitpic.com/c0f8sp
— Zack Koeneke (@chase_koeneke) February 2, 2013