The summer months in the athletic training room can quickly turn to a static routine of treatments, rehabilitation, and Conditioning. Luckily for our graduate assistant athletic trainers, Jack Marucci, Director of Athletic Training and Head Athletic Trainer for LSU football, offered to host the 1st Annual Graduate Assistant Whiffle Ball tournament in his backyard, which he has turned into a ballpark. Marucci, who also happens to be the founder of The Marucci Bat Company™, has a passion for the sport of baseball, and invited the first and second year graduate assistants to face off in a friendly tournament one August evening. After great plays on both sides of the mound from each team, the series was down to a 2-2 split. In the end, the rookie graduate assistants prevailed and were crowned the victors. Congratulations 1st years and stay tuned for the rematch.