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Reds put windy conditions to use

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- High winds and gusts of up to 30 mph on Sunday had tumbleweeds tumbling, flags whipping and players tested on fly balls.

Reds manager Dusty Baker and his staff decided it was a good day for popup drills and changed the original plan for the day.

"You're going to have to play in those conditions sooner or later," Baker said. "The one element most players don't like is the wind. They can take cold and they can take heat. There's very little preparation for the wind. That's why I want to do popups and relays today. When you get into San Francisco, New York, Chicago most of the time, you're going to have to prepare the best you can for the wind."