Well, thanks to a boring day at work, I'm visiting the site.
I totally agree with bballdad1954. Ours sons played against each other in high school and with each other on the Blues. I also miss the experience, the players, the parents, and coach Pildes.
Yes, Pildes will tell it to you straight and prepare you for the next level. I felt a real strength for coach was his post game meeting, good, bad or ugly. He will go over plays and discussed what happened versus what should have happened. It gets the kids to think.
My son felt he was one of the better prepared Freshmen players. He ended up being a starting pitcher (including conference games) and midway through the season, took over the DH role. He was the only Freshman to get any at bats in the season. He enjoyed playing for Pildes.