The sun might have felt warm on Chase Headley's face that morning in January 2008 as he stood alone in the outfield at Petco Park, but it certainly proved a maddening obstacle as he tried to chase down a white ball in the sky above him.

A third baseman by trade, Headley was asked to give the outfield a whirl one month before the start of Spring Training as the organization looked for ways to get its top position-player prospect into a lineup that already included a third baseman in Kevin Kouzmanoff.

Suddenly, the "hot corner" looked like a breeze compared to this.