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    Re: Jeremy Hazelbaker

    Too funny. This post and the other one about Will Middlebrooks got me thinking about when these guys develop these "tempers". I saw Hazelbaker a few years ago when he played a few games for the Spinners and there was none of that. Same thing with Middlebrooks.

    Come to think of it there are never temper tantrums at the Spinners games...at least in all the games that I've been to over the many years I've been going there. Single A baseball is much more disciplined..more like college I suppose. I guess they pick up these habits by the time they get to AAA ball.

    Funny..in spite of all the comments in the Red Sox forum about how that "passion and anger" should be encouraged and are so important...I am still able to thoroughly enjoy watching Spinners games which have none of that and are just pure baseball.

    " Above all..be the heroine in your life..not the victim" Nora Ephron

     
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    Re: Jeremy Hazelbaker

    It doesn't take much encouragement for Little Leaguers to act like Big Leaguers. For those that haven't read Mike Matheny's letter to parents of the Little League team he coached before he became manager of the Cardinal's--It's on line --it's worth the read:

    "Mike Matheny's letter to parents"--google it. The MLB network announcers mentioned it last week on a broadcast.

    I'm surprised DeSarcena accepts that behavior. If it happens once --WMB yesterday-OK---if it becomes a habit, like apparently it has with Hazelbaker, that's not funny as far as I'm concerned.

     
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    Re: Jeremy Hazelbaker

    In response to miscricket's comment:

    Too funny. This post and the other one about Will Middlebrooks got me thinking about when these guys develop these "tempers". I saw Hazelbaker a few years ago when he played a few games for the Spinners and there was none of that. Same thing with Middlebrooks.

    Come to think of it there are never temper tantrums at the Spinners games...at least in all the games that I've been to over the many years I've been going there. Single A baseball is much more disciplined..more like college I suppose. I guess they pick up these habits by the time they get to AAA ball.

    Funny..in spite of all the comments in the Red Sox forum about how that "passion and anger" should be encouraged and are so important...I am still able to thoroughly enjoy watching Spinners games which have none of that and are just pure baseball.

    " Above all..be the heroine in your life..not the victim" Nora Ephron




    In short season Lowell its mostly new draftees or young 18-19yo kids just getting their pro career started...They are just pretty stoked about everything at this point. Once they get to be 26 like Haze and still hanging in AAA, then the frustration might start to show a bit.

    I dont think the "passion and anger" should be encourage, but more expected from time to time. Doesnt make it right, but it happens.

     
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    Re: Jeremy Hazelbaker

    Southpaw...Yes..Lowell has a season that is far too short for me. There are some players there who are there for more than one season. One of my favorites last year and this year has been a guy named Kendick Perkins. I doubt he's going to make it to Pawtucket..but he's fun to watch and always hustling ( okay..and the name coincidence doesn't hurt to get him noticed in the first place!)

    Jack...it's kind of cool seeing a lot of the prospects before they turn into "someone". I get to say things like " I knew Ellsbury when...."

     

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    Southpaw...Yes..Lowell has a season that is far too short for me. There are some players there who are there for more than one season. One of my favorites last year and this year has been a guy named Kendick Perkins. I doubt he's going to make it to Pawtucket..but he's fun to watch and always hustling ( okay..and the name coincidence doesn't hurt to get him noticed in the first place!)

    Jack...it's kind of cool seeing a lot of the prospects before they turn into "someone". I get to say things like " I knew Ellsbury when...."

     

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    " My response  in order of your questions/concerns: I don't know who that poster is but I find them somewhat creepy.Yes..and if the well wishes are sincere..then thank you. I didn't see that post. It's difficult to really "know" anything without trust..more importantly it doesn't matter to me. I hope you are well too, I mean that sincerely...and as to your final question...I believe very strongly in a bit of advice given by Vito Corleone....."

     

     




    Ugghhh, please tell me he isn't up to his old games?

     

     

     




    No..no..not at all. I just like the new avatar so much that I thought I'd finally respond to an old message. Besides..there are a few things in life I have a soft spot for...horses are very close to the top of that list.

     

     

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