He was a huge influence on the team that reached the National League Championship Series against the Philadelphia Phillies.
The right-hander finished with a 2.93 ERA in 181 innings with the Friars this year and was one of the best pitchers in the National League in 2022.
He likes the adrenaline that comes with pitching in MLB.
As it turns out, he is quite an adventure-loving man outside of the diamond, too.
Many MLB players take advantage of the fall and winter to rest and recharge batteries for the upcoming season.
Some of them work on their craft and, at the very least, on their body.
Musgrove, on the other hand, likes the sea.
“Joe Musgrove and Co. working their way through the infamous Drake Passage (complete with 20-foot waves) on their way to Antarctica. (Knowing Joe, he’s taking advantage of the instability to do core work),” Annie Heilbrunn of the San Diego Union-Tribune tweeted.
Joe Musgrove and Co. working their way through the infamous Drake Passage (complete with 20-foot waves 🤢) on their way to Antarctica. (Knowing Joe, he’s taking advantage of the instability to do core work 😉) #Padres pic.twitter.com/XCJ90BnoVi
— Annie Heilbrunn (@annieheilbrunn) November 30, 2022
Musgrove Is Having The Adventure Of His Life
If you take a look at the video, you will see that the voyage is not exactly what the Padres might consider a safe offseason activity.
They surely aren’t too thrilled about Musgrove’s idea of a vacation.
For reference, the Drake Passage represents the body of water between South America’s Cape Horn, Chile, and the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica.
It is the main connection between the southwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean and the southeastern part of the Pacific Ocean.
It is considered a treacherous voyage for any ships to make: it’s not uncommon to see the waves top 40 feet (12 m).
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