OK fellas, the bar has been raised, or lowered. Heck i dont know. But if we are going to be keeping up with the Ciuffo’s, we are going to need to step up our kids training regimen.
Wow! Thats incredible he must be amazing.
I think this is insane… There are so many things that could happen, and no one should ever be committing this early, even if it’s a “verbal”.
The young man is exceptional - no doubt about it.
But take note of the way he’s being handled - PROMOTION FOLKS, IT’S ALL ABOUT PROMOTION.
Is he good - yup. Is he prospect material - yup. Did people around him just let it go at that - NOPE!
If you can clock 110MPH, ERA 1.00, Bat Avg - 700, and nobody will come to see you … it really doesn’t matter. Oh maybe to you and your folks … but you got to be promotable … workable … the total package.
Take a look at the young man’s picture from the web site being referenced above. Notice how clean shaved, with a smile, real personality stuff. THAT’S PROMOTABILITY. As a scout, cross checker, staff coach, GM, … I can use a program guy like that … along with the other tools of course.
So take note - be promotable. Don’t do things off the field that will detract from what you do on the field. And for heaven’s sake — SMILE. Don’t be so serious that you lack a little sense of humor. Get along with people and be a good mixer … remember… your part of one of the most important elements in this game … entertainment.