Paul Byrd was never known for his speed. Beyond having a mid-80s fastball, Byrd was also known for his methodical and old-school motion. He'll need to change those habits, as the 46-year-old ex-hurler has been training to face Atlanta's The Freeze on Sunday.
And how is he getting in shape? Why, that's easy: With a "Rocky"-style training montage.
He's been trying (and failing) to race horses:
He's even waking up at -- gasp -- 11 a.m. to train:
As for the current Braves players, well, they don't think Byrd has much of a chance:
It all comes down to Sunday, when Bryd races during the Braves-Phillies game. Who will win: The retired pitcher or the man of speed?