The training period was about four and a half months of baseball practice.
We started out doing five days a week, but it became too much and Brian (Helgeleand) said to me that I will need time to study the role too and do some research.
But it was basically two days doing baseball practice, conditioning and study.
Our body sizes weren’t that different, but our general body types are quite different. So it was a big task trying to find the best way for me to replicate his movements. I would slow down and do slow motion of him swinging and then of me swinging and then speed it up.
Then we'd split screen that so I could watch and study it. It was a pretty in-depth process in regards to the physicality of impersonating him.