[quote=“jdfromfla”]Speaking of the Hose Jr…how is his progress Hose? And it’s good to see you posting a little more lately!
He’s in off-season mode, working out with a personal trainer (the whole team is, so I don’t know how “personal” it is lol), and working once a week with a former MLB pitcher. Last couple of years he had a 3 times a week pitching workouts with his other coach (Ron Wolforth’s system), and his velo picked up dramatically, so I’m kind of concerned about how much improvement we’ll see this year. However, he’s throwing in the low 80’s as a 15 yo, and now is the time to learn how to pitch in my opinion, something that a former major leaguer should be able to help him with.
The shoulder is doing fine. He got a couple of stingers this year in football on the same shoulder, but he is doing fine now. (He told me why he likes football so much, and I quote: Because it shows me just how much I love baseball!" lmao!) BTW, his High School team is playing for the 4A state football title tomorrow. He’s pretty jacked about it, too of course.
His season last year was up and down. He started out with a 1 hitter in the championship game of the years first tournament, and then hurt his shoulder (as I’m sure you remember). He was hesitent to let 'er fly for a month or so, but slowly started to get his confidence back and towards the end of the season was throwing good again.
He took a no hitter into the last inning of his lone start in the Koufax state championships last season, a couple of (bad umping…dad talking, here!) walks and a hit later and he lost his no-hitter and shutout, but still won the game. And he’s getting very good grades, which I continually impress upon him is the most important thing he has to do. So all is good this holiday season in the Hoser’s household.
Man, these kids grow up fast, don’t they? It was yesterday he was playing little league! Sigh…
Thanks for asking! Hope all is well with you and yours.