Hurdle shared a story from when he managed the Rockies about Manning coming to the park to take early batting practice -- for fun. But before Manning even stepped onto the field for BP, he requested a 30-minute cage session with the big league skipper.
"It kind of gives you the CliffsNotes on Peyton Manning, that he's Peyton Manning and what you see on the football field is what you see a lot," Hurdle said.
Ian McCue is an associate reporter for MLB.com.
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