Re: A Realistic View at 2013: Part II
posted at 4/14/2013 6:18 PM EDT
In response to ampoule's comment:
Jid, I applaud your son. He certainly sounds talented, motivated, and hard working. And, he's a great size to boot! Will the old man let him sign with someone if it interferes with college?(laughing and crying at the same time).
I can relate to the difference in conditioning. Me, like some of us older gas-bags, chopped wood, played baseball from day till night like Moon, hauled bales of hay, or carried bundles of shingles up ladders as our form of exercise. Like you, I didn't know about weights at all.
It surprises me that Ryan, who's no kid and threw with longevity, can't share some of his conditioning techniques with Texas, if they were any different that the ordinary. Actually, I read posts here where the Texas staff doesn't go longer into games than any other team. It just surprises me.
If the balls are wound tighter and the mound is lower, why are there not any more 500ft. homers? If it's weights and conditioning, perhaps flexibility should looked at.
Amp, he's filled out to about 190 now and has another year of American Legion eligibility this year. He's at a D3 college and is not pitching this year because they already had ten pitchers. (Although in his unbiased dad's opinion, he's better than most of them;)). He's looking forward to Legion season and pitching next year at Westfield State.