Was waiting for this to happen and last night it did. Two of the young pitchers I have worked with the last couple years pitched 3 innings each in a tournament game last night for a local all star team. They won the game rather handily against another very good team of local all stars.
Not a big deal you may say and you would be right. But these two have had to fight and prove they deserve to pitch every game since I have not either been a coach on their team or the head coach of their team.
Too slow, not enough arm , accurate but way too hittable was all I heard from coaches when working with the one boy. The other was going to be turned into a 3b-ss only player as that’s where he belongs. Too many other kids (coaches sons) who can pitch in his age group.
Well two of the coaches who harped the loudest this bs tune about these boys were their coaches in last nights’ game. One literally ran to his car when I pulled into the gas station this morning. The beauty of this is I will be able to serve a little “crow pie” reminder to these two and not worry about my boys losing any pitching time, because it’s all about winning with these two.
Oh well, enough bragging on my part for this post lol. Just wanting to post some positive instead of the negative and troubles I have been posting about my young 10/11 yr. old team. I just want to tell all you young guys out there and parents of the younger pitchers keep working! If you want to pitch practice, practice, and then go practice some more. The two boys I just talked about will practice all they can on their own and even though I am not their coach this year they will still call and beg for me to go to the park early on a weekend morning to help them. I try to oblige them every chance I can. Hopefully, your town will have a coach that will do the same. Remember, it’s never too early to be thinking about next year.