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cabbagedad ·
My thoughts are to drill deeper. I'll start with program B - Many losing programs bring in a new coach who, of course, claims he will turn the program around. What are the real chances that this is the guy? It usually doesn't turn out that way. Playing is great. Playing for a perennial loser and getting hammered regularly can take the joy out in a hurry. Do you see indicators with this guy, beyond his required dialog, that lead to believe maybe he can turn it around? What is his relevant...
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MDBallDad ·
Most college baseball programs fall somewhere on the spectrum between perennial winners or regular bottom dwellers. We are faced with those two extremes, so let's set some basic background first. You have a player who is not going to be drafted into the professional ranks so lets assume a baseball career is not going to happen. The player is an excellent student and will likely have a successful financial future associated with what ever academic program they select. So now for the baseball...
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Getting drafted

Shortstopmonkey ·
Hi! my name is Mohamed Salman and i´m a baseball player from sweden. I´m 20 years old and hopefully after summer semester ill be going to US to play college Baseball. My question is: Will the fact that my name is Mohamed lessen my chance of getting drafted? i´ve had this in my mind for a while now and even considered to change my name. Honestly i´m not even a religious guy but it still is my birth name and so i was afraid that it might lessen the chance of me getting drafted. I really want...
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fenwaysouth ·
Truthfully, I think you are going to have bigger challenges than your first name in trying to play college or professional baseball. It's not easy for the people already living in the US. Their isn't exactly a pipeline of talent coming from Sweden at an older age of 20 years old seeking to play college or professional baseball. There are talented kids drafted out of US and international high schools, Dominican & South American baseball camps and then you have the current college juniors...
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lionbaseball ·
Considering we have a president with the first name, Obama, I don't think so.
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jlaro ·
Million Dollar Arm is a film is based on the true story of baseball pitchers Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel who were discovered by sports agent J.B. Bernstein . What name are thinking about changing it to? Joe Girardi -- Jose perez ?? Make your skills work for you and they will all want to know your name... Good Luck!
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CatsPop ·
Play hard, give it your best + go by the name of Mo!
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Shortstopmonkey ·
Hehe you´re right . I guess i was just afraid for no reason. I´m going to a juco in california after summer semester will i be like the only guy that is 20 years old or will there be any other players also in my age?
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jlaro ·
Originally Posted by CatsPop: Play hard, give it your best + go by the name of Mo! Then when you make the BIG's, you can ask for 'Mo Money'.. 'Mo Money' Maybe like 325 Million, as others do....
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The Doctor ·
Your name could be Boogey Man as long as you can hit the ball out of the park!
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TimtheEnchanter ·
I was teased by my name when I first joined the Nights who say Ni, When I mastered flint and tinder no one made fun of my name anymore. Master the fastball and they will be asking for Mo.
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Shortstopmonkey ·
Hehe thanks for the support guys i feel kind of relieved now
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2017LHPscrewball ·
Tim - well done in character. Although, didn't the team end up changing its name?
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Prepster ·
Originally Posted by lionbaseball: Considering we have a president with the first name, Obama, I don't think so. When you come over, make a point of stopping by the White House to meet our President, Obama Barack! If you have the tools and work ethic, professional baseball scouts and their front offices won't care what your name is. Best of luck to you! Keep us posted on your progress!
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PGStaff ·
Actual full name... Barack Hussein Obama II - President of the United States Best of luck to you " ShortStopMonkey " Your name won't get in your way when it comes to baseball. But there are idiots everywhere in this world . I actually think you could avoid a few potential unneeded problems by using the name Mo or something else . Though I can't help but think of the Three Stooges when I hear the name Mo. Then again I loved the Three Stooges.
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Premier summer teams North Texas - Marshals 15-18U

Marshals Baseball ·
Final Tryouts 15U-18U Marshals Summer 2018 teams SUMMER SELECT TEAM TRYOUTS WHAT: Marshals 15U-18U Tryouts WHEN: Saturday, January 20 TIME: 2:00 P.M. WHERE: Richardson Pearce High School Baseball Field 1600 N Coit Rd, Richardson, TX 75080 BRING: - Baseball appropriate clothing & gear - Water We are called the McKinney Marshals, but we have teams and athletes across the Metroplex and North Texas. Athletes come to play with us from across the state of Texas and Oklahoma. Teams practice in...
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Dallas Redhawks Baseball Club - Open Tryouts

drhawks ·
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baseballmom ·
No. If College A does not offer housing & meals, (or are full of students) your kiddo may be able to find a host family or live otherwise off campus with or without roommates. If College B has housing & meal plans available, it is for registered students.
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Housing at a different college

2017_Grad ·
Hello, I don't know if anyone on this site knows or has done it, but I'll ask anyway. Is it possible if you attend classes and play baseball at (College A) but they don't have housing, can you live in a dorm and eat in (College B)? And can the baseball coach communicate that or should I go through the admissions office? Thank you in advance.
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CaCO3Girl ·
Rob T, in your scenario the A school has rented from the B school, i.e. it's their dorm now. In the OP that's not the scenario.
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Rob T ·
I wouldn't think so either, but I don't know that it would be a set in concrete thing. For instance if a neighboring college had available dorm space, I don't think there is a reason why it couldn't be rented to a school in need of space. Granted, I've never seen it - but my wife keeps telling me that's not valid evidence.
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CaCO3Girl ·
No, that is what off campus housing is used for. Colleges are not interconnected like that.
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roothog66 ·
If school A has an agreement with school B to use their dorms, and that is available to all students at school A and not just athletes, there would be no problem. I assume this is the case, otherwise I don't see how that could even happen.
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Rob T ·
Yea - in re-reading the OP, it seems now we are talking about a school that doesn't have housing at all vs one that has housing, but has temporary need for more. Two different scenarios. Although I guess if a school doesn't have housing at all that the coach may be able to relay what the other out of town players do.
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Matt13 ·
This is pretty much the case. For example, my alma mater (a fairly small school) is located in close proximity to four other schools with a similar profile. For efficiency, they have created a consortium that allows students at any one of those schools to use housing, dining areas, and most common facilities (as well as a certain number of credits per year at any school, with the home school's students getting priority.) I won't discount the idea that an underpopulated school might allow...
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JCG ·
In rare cases they are. There is a housing exchange program among the Claremont Colleges, and students at all 7 schools share the dining commons. Students at the 5 College Consortium in Mass may also dine at other member colleges.
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Matt13 ·
I live not too far from my alma mater. I just took a look at their housing rates...it's about $450/month cheaper to live on campus, comparing their most similar apartment to mine.
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BishopLeftiesDad ·
OK in our area of the country and at a state school. It would still be cheaper for me to rent and apartment and keep him fed than paying for a meal plan and on campus housing. Especially since he would probably have roomate/s.
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BishopLeftiesDad ·
having my son living on campus all four years. I would think Off campus housing would be cheaper than stayin in another schools dorm.
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3and2Fastball ·
Personally, my choice would be B where I'd have a good shot to play as a freshman. My son would likely choose A because he'd want to win and he'd want to be challenged for playing time. It depends on the individual personality. There is not one right or wrong answer
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Matt Reiland ·
My take would be school B, but that choice includes reasons that I was not mature enough to think about as a senior in HS. In addition to the playing time advantage and starting earlier in his college career, he will also have potential leadership opportunities on the team earlier on. A mentor once told me that good leadership = competence + character. The academics helps to get a leg up on the competence part of the equation; the baseball experience, and how he responds with the potential...
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MidAtlanticDad ·
This part of the description stood out to me: "will likely start all 4 years at their chosen position." I would never make that assumption at any program, especially at D3. If the new coach is going to turn things around, he's going to do it primarily by finding better players. Sounds like school "A" has a track record of developing guys and playing more juniors and seniors. School "B" has no track record, so there is some risk involved. School "B" may still be the better choice, but...
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bigcubbiefan ·
Took the B route many years ago. No regrets. Knew if I went the A route would certainly be a pitcher only and definitely not be a starter until at least junior year. By taking the B route was able to be a two way player, near the top of the conference in innings pitched for three years, was part of team that made conference playoffs 3 of 4 years...school had only been once in history of the school before that, and played for a great man.
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MomLW ·
The above responses are all good. I think I'd encourage my son to carefully consider Option B also because of the opportunity to play more. But, if his intuition causes him to lean toward one or the other (perhaps because of the coach or the school atmosphere or no reason at all), that should weigh heavily. Finally, as a praying person, I'd do a lot of that and encourage my son to do that as well.
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Go44dad ·
Which one does your son want to go to? I, if 35 years younger, would choose B. Would probably tell my son that if it was his decision. My son just last night had the choice of Freshman A basketball deep on the bench, or Freshman B basketball and most likely start. He took B. But his baseball decision might be different.
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DesertDuck ·
Pull out a pen and paper & write down ALL the pro's and con's to each option. Analyze & discuss, then ask him to make a decision. My personal choice would be option B.
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Florida State Fan ·
I'll repeat what I learned here. Tell your son to go where he would love to go to school and baseball wasn't in the mix and where they love him back.
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bacdorslider ·
School B..... winning tradition is good, playing time is better, playing 4 years and maybe starting a winning tradition at school B priceless.
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CmassRHPDad ·
Do they both pass the Tommy John test? Will he be happier at one or the other if baseball suddenly goes away?
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nxt lvl ·
I have to echo the earlier answer given....who has the better lookin girls! lol
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Golfman25 ·
go to the one with the better girls.
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JCG ·
I think I'd lean toward option B - I like the idea of being part of the group that creates a new tradition of winning rather than maintaining the status quo. But I agree with those who say that in either option A or B the player has to go in focused on winning playing time, regardless of any promises and expectations. I disagree somewhat with the premise of the question in that you can posit that all other things are equal between the two schools, but in the real world they are not. Food,...
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Branson Baseball ·
A lot of great responses! We went through this same discussion with my 2016 last year. I agree with what MidAtlantic says. Every coach at every school is looking to bring in better talent every year. There are zero playing time guarantees anywhere IMHO. My boys wanted commitment from the coaching staffs for Spring roster spots in year one. And (ideally) a four year roster spot commitment to the player if he was working hard on and off the field and there are no disciplinary issues. Playing...
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Matt Reiland ·
Agreed - a lot changes from year to year. Especially at the higher-tier schools that bring in large classes of JC transfers. You may have "put in your time" for 2 years on the bench, but there is still the chance that your coach brings in a JC transfer to start over you.
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Bogeyorpar ·
Agree with most posts -- option B. If you already know son is not a MLB prospect, why not go with a program that he can be in the starting lineup and have fun? Sitting on the bench is never fun and you can't get better either.
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BishopLeftiesDad ·
So I would say go where he will be challenged. That can be choice A or B. Most players want to compete and be challenged. And not just by opposing teams. They want to be challenged by their team mates. one school came ay my son very hard. One of the coaches selling points was, "I cannot promise you will be a starter, but I know the talent I have, and you have more talent, than my current players." He was a new coach for this program, but not new to coaching. He had been a successful...
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MDBallDad ·
As always there are an abundance of excellent responses to the question that provide both new insights and reinforcements of sound logical approaches. Always interested in the thoughts and ideas of this group. Thanks!
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PGStaff ·
Probably a tad off topic, but I have heard so many times about players having to sit on the bench for two years before getting in the starting lineup. While I know this happens at times, what happens more often is the player sitting on the bench his first two years also ends up sitting on the bench his last two years. Or he no longer plays at that school. Or he no longer plays at all. Never understood guaranteed playing situations. Starting lineup as a freshman or becoming a starter after a...
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Swampboy ·
Get a read on whether you think the new guy has what it takes to turn around the losing program. There's a special kind of pride that comes from being part of a successful turnaround. My son was part of a group that turned a 10-win team that was perennially in the bottom 10% of D1 RPI into a 35-win team with an RPI almost 150 spots higher than its customary level. These guys aren't/weren't pro prospects, but they have a lifetime bond and sense of accomplishment nobody can ever take away.
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b i g m a c ·
Option B and play.
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