this may be of some local interest
- Member for
- 5 years 18 weeks
|3 years 4 weeks ago||11.7 and Cali||
Coach Kenny coached me at University of San Diego, and then he coached at Pepperdine for several years. He still has some strong California connections. With 11.7 scholarships to dole out, there are probably several guys on academic or nothing at all. Full schollies are rare these days, and if the number you speak of is true, fall ball will be a heck of a battle! The team will be a national contender soon if these coaches stay.
|4 years 3 weeks ago||does that feel good?||
nice tripp...he's had 8 at bats since the last thread about his struggles in baseball. He is going to play 2 sports professionally (likely), not just one. If you had a clue as to the difficulty, you wouldn't post something like that.
|4 years 5 weeks ago||Minor League w/ the Phillies||
I played three seasons in A-ball with the Phillies. I was a LHP (6th round) and was supposed to be a decent prospect. I also almost committed to UM, but stayed in California for school. You lose preferential treatment very quickly unless you're a 1st or 2nd round pick. It is very much what have you done for us lately, and if they don't have money invested in you, they may not remember your name. Development is more important than winning, which sucks, but is reality. It's a grind, and horrible if you are in that kind of slump...I know, i got the Yips, saw a sports psychologist, and never recovered. Most people can't imagine how difficult that is to go through, but it happens all the time. That guy will be fine, as he is a tremendous athlete, and will probably make it in football, where less thinking is required.
There is nothing glamorous about minor league ball, and if you saw 150 guys in uniform in spring training, 130 would have very similar talent. Luck, health, and opportunity is what sets guys apart. You get drafted higher and sign for more $, you will get plenty of opps. I wanted to write a book about the minor leagues, but a guy just did it, and it became a NY Times bestseller.
|4 years 7 weeks ago||Sean Kenny||
was my pitching coach at the University of San Diego for one year. He is one of the best guys in the world, and a master recruiter. He helped bring a top 25 ranked class when it had never been done at our school, and I knew from day 1 there that Michigan was his dream job. He also told me Bakich is an absolute stud. Not sure there could have been too many better options out there. These guys could be the Hokesters of baseball.
I know this staff will be better than Chris Harrison...
|4 years 25 weeks ago||Mccutchen- not so fast my friend||
I know i don't post much, but I love this board. People in Cali think I'm crazy for being an overzealous, F5 crazed Hoke nut. Anyway...
I played with Daniel in the Cape Cod league in 04, and he became/still is a good buddy of mine. He is by no means well off, since he signed for basically no signing bonus. He has made the minimum for parts of the last couple years, and is not guaranteed any sort of contract unless he pitches well this year. It is funny when people post about not giving a 529 plan to "another millionaires kid" since nobody knows about his situation.
He is one of the biggest diehard football fans (boomer sooner) unfortunately, and probably participates in their version of mgoblog during the season. He's one of the funniest guys I know, and a 5'11'' right handed pitcher with the confidence of Randy Johnson. Let's not rush to judge what the "millionaires" are doing...
|4 years 33 weeks ago||Hail!||
Go blue from Manhattan Beach! 75 degrees and full of maize and blue.
|4 years 38 weeks ago||i guess i struck a nerve...||
Apparently no questionable comments about individual players are accepted here. People can blast refs all day long, make ridiculous comments about nothing significant, yet you can't criticize Douglass for the one thing he was supposed to do well- shoot the long ball. I appreciate what he has done eating minutes and being a senior leader for this team, but I must be in the minority of people critical of his game. My apologies to his #1 fan.
|4 years 38 weeks ago||Early reflections on 5-2||
1) Burke will make us forget about D-Mo's "touch" from the outside.
2) I already miss Novak, even though he has a full season left.
3) I have never missed Douglass, and won't...ever. He loves to miss critical, open 3s every game. He's like the Eric Karros of stats- solo bomb up 10-2 in the 9th.
4) Our offense is very easy to criticize, and incredibly frustrating when we lose. We're going to have to have an ounce of success from the bigs, consistently, to be a top BIG contender.
5) THJ will be just fine, and will be around another year for our excitement. He's not like Morris, who jumped a year too early without refining his weaknesses.
6) Michigan is back, relevant, and the fact that a loss like this is causing some to crack open the Nucky Thompson, shows how far we've come.