Please Identify Your Son

Gov posted:
JCG posted:
proudhesmine posted:

Worst mistake he/we ever made 

Huh?

Going to Indiana, or posting his name here?

Given his son's name isn't on the roster at this point (only showing 22 right now) I'd guess going there. 

I'm interested myself. IU is about an hour from us and at one point we were "high on our list". So much so they asked a local TT to pick him up. Ironically him and the TT coach didn't see eye to eye to say the least. Guy actually told others later how badly he treated him. I'm sure he sabotaged any chance the kid had there.

A couple of kids off his team and some local players we know are there. Looking like they may not be on the roster. Was a lot of talk about the the amount of offers they made and that there were going to be some disappointed kids at some point.

 

SomeBaseballDad posted:
Gov posted:
JCG posted:
proudhesmine posted:

Worst mistake he/we ever made 

Huh?

Going to Indiana, or posting his name here?

Given his son's name isn't on the roster at this point (only showing 22 right now) I'd guess going there. 

I'm interested myself. IU is about an hour from us and at one point we were "high on our list". So much so they asked a local TT to pick him up. Ironically him and the TT coach didn't see eye to eye to say the least. Guy actually told others later how badly he treated him. I'm sure he sabotaged any chance the kid had there.

A couple of kids off his team and some local players we know are there. Looking like they may not be on the roster. Was a lot of talk about the the amount of offers they made and that there were going to be some disappointed kids at some point.

 

FWIW, I took a glance... IU, as do many others this time of year, only has returners listed on the roster at this time.  The only frosh is s transfer.  So no new incoming players would be listed yet.

cabbagedad posted:
SomeBaseballDad posted:
Gov posted:
JCG posted:
proudhesmine posted:

Worst mistake he/we ever made 

Huh?

Going to Indiana, or posting his name here?

Given his son's name isn't on the roster at this point (only showing 22 right now) I'd guess going there. 

I'm interested myself. IU is about an hour from us and at one point we were "high on our list". So much so they asked a local TT to pick him up. Ironically him and the TT coach didn't see eye to eye to say the least. Guy actually told others later how badly he treated him. I'm sure he sabotaged any chance the kid had there.

A couple of kids off his team and some local players we know are there. Looking like they may not be on the roster. Was a lot of talk about the the amount of offers they made and that there were going to be some disappointed kids at some point.

 

FWIW, I took a glance... IU, as do many others this time of year, only has returners listed on the roster at this time.  The only frosh is s transfer.  So no new incoming players would be listed yet.

His kid is a 2016. That said maybe we should stop speculating. 

SomeBaseballDad posted:
cabbagedad posted:
SomeBaseballDad posted:
Gov posted:
JCG posted:
proudhesmine posted:

Worst mistake he/we ever made 

Huh?

Going to Indiana, or posting his name here?

Given his son's name isn't on the roster at this point (only showing 22 right now) I'd guess going there. 

I'm interested myself. IU is about an hour from us and at one point we were "high on our list". So much so they asked a local TT to pick him up. Ironically him and the TT coach didn't see eye to eye to say the least. Guy actually told others later how badly he treated him. I'm sure he sabotaged any chance the kid had there.

A couple of kids off his team and some local players we know are there. Looking like they may not be on the roster. Was a lot of talk about the the amount of offers they made and that there were going to be some disappointed kids at some point.

 

FWIW, I took a glance... IU, as do many others this time of year, only has returners listed on the roster at this time.  The only frosh is s transfer.  So no new incoming players would be listed yet.

His kid is a 2016. That said maybe we should stop speculating. 

Agree, Somebaseballdad.  I put that there as FYI for you being interested in the kids you know, not for the question about Proud's son.

cabbagedad posted:
SomeBaseballDad posted:
Gov posted:
JCG posted:
proudhesmine posted:

Worst mistake he/we ever made 

Huh?

Going to Indiana, or posting his name here?

Given his son's name isn't on the roster at this point (only showing 22 right now) I'd guess going there. 

I'm interested myself. IU is about an hour from us and at one point we were "high on our list". So much so they asked a local TT to pick him up. Ironically him and the TT coach didn't see eye to eye to say the least. Guy actually told others later how badly he treated him. I'm sure he sabotaged any chance the kid had there.

A couple of kids off his team and some local players we know are there. Looking like they may not be on the roster. Was a lot of talk about the the amount of offers they made and that there were going to be some disappointed kids at some point.

 

FWIW, I took a glance... IU, as do many others this time of year, only has returners listed on the roster at this time.  The only frosh is s transfer.  So no new incoming players would be listed yet.

Purdue is doing the same thing.  Ryno won't be listed on the roster until sometime in January.

cabbagedad posted:

Agree, Somebaseballdad.  I put that there as FYI for you being interested in the kids you know, not for the question about Proud's son.

Understood. I knew they weren't going to enter the season with a 22 man roster and were still working it out. 

I shouldn't have posted anything/didn't mean to hijack the thread. It just struck a little close to home. While he is 10 hrs away instead of 1 I feel he's in a better situation. Just looking for a little validation I guess.

definitely on the downhill side of baseball now. Somewhat sad, but we do love to fish together.

Eric played 4 years of College Ball, finishing up at University of Tampa and was drafted in the 24th round by the White Sox. He had a great Rookie Year hitting .356 and earning Post Season All-Star Honors and Team MVP. Spring training the following year he received an injury that he was not able to recover from quickly enough and was released after his second season.

He then played in the CanAm league for three seasons winning a Championship for Trois Rivieres. In the winter he played in Australia.  The following year he was a Manage/Coach/Player for the Grasshoppers outside of Vienna Austria. We were able to see him there and catch a few games. It was a wonderful trip for his mom and I and we were able to catch one game against the defending league champions where he struck out 18 and hit a 3 run HR to get the win. That was very memorable and one of the last games I have seen him play.  While in Austria he was also asked to coach a 16u team for an International Tournament where he faced Russia, France and Germany.

He is back in Australia where he played last season, and this year he was offered to play on the Perth Heat. He is unsure if he will accept the position, they want him to Pitch and Hit as well as Field.

He has been asked to take an 18U Team to Melbourne to play in a Tournament in January and was also asked if he wanted to take a team to Japan, but was unable to do so.

The time is winding down. I have great disappointment with how he was treated by the White Sox, and I can barely watch a game on TV. Actually I cant watch a game on TV yet. Still healing. But there is no doubt that Baseball has taken my son far and he has had a ride denied most.

So, Do Enjoy The Ride. It is a wonderful time! But for most of us it will come to a screeching halt long before we want to get off.

floridafan posted:

definitely on the downhill side of baseball now. Somewhat sad, but we do love to fish together.

Eric played 4 years of College Ball, finishing up at University of Tampa and was drafted in the 24th round by the White Sox. He had a great Rookie Year hitting .356 and earning Post Season All-Star Honors and Team MVP. Spring training the following year he received an injury that he was not able to recover from quickly enough and was released after his second season.

He then played in the CanAm league for three seasons winning a Championship for Trois Rivieres. In the winter he played in Australia.  The following year he was a Manage/Coach/Player for the Grasshoppers outside of Vienna Austria. We were able to see him there and catch a few games. It was a wonderful trip for his mom and I and we were able to catch one game against the defending league champions where he struck out 18 and hit a 3 run HR to get the win. That was very memorable and one of the last games I have seen him play.  While in Austria he was also asked to coach a 16u team for an International Tournament where he faced Russia, France and Germany.

He is back in Australia where he played last season, and this year he was offered to play on the Perth Heat. He is unsure if he will accept the position, they want him to Pitch and Hit as well as Field.

He has been asked to take an 18U Team to Melbourne to play in a Tournament in January and was also asked if he wanted to take a team to Japan, but was unable to do so.

The time is winding down. I have great disappointment with how he was treated by the White Sox, and I can barely watch a game on TV. Actually I cant watch a game on TV yet. Still healing. But there is no doubt that Baseball has taken my son far and he has had a ride denied most.

So, Do Enjoy The Ride. It is a wonderful time! But for most of us it will come to a screeching halt long before we want to get off.

FF,

Sometimes a post is so encompassing, that it requires no response; no further questions or discussion.  And the number of likes you’ve received in past 24-hours w no written replies I think demonstrates this.  

It sounds like your son’s baseball journey was (and still is)  in many ways like all baseball journeys; full of joy and pain, celebration and disappointment,   gratitude and bitterness.   Aside from the high levels of play Eric has reached (MiLB), and the exciting destinations the game is still taking him to (Quebec, Austria, Australia), his baseball journey is actually quite easy to identify with.  And I think that’s why so many have “liked” your post but have not written a response.   Your post about Eric stands alone by itself, and has clearly resonated with many.

I applaud Eric for making his baseball journey a true adventure, and although you state he's on the "downhill side now," you still don't know what's around the next corner.  Best of luck to him and you and your wife.  Great Ride for sure!

First, let me start by saying I am so thrilled I found this website!  It has been a wealth of information and answers to so many questions, even though it is still quite a daunting process...  My son has been flying under the radar for the last few years because... well quite frankly... we didn't know much about the showcase/travel ball world.  He has had the dream of playing since he was 3 years old, but we basically just did the intramural thing until someone told us he was "too good" for that... and then we started researching - and this crazy journey began.  We have done a few PG tournaments through our team, but quite honestly with the shocking price tag of showcase ball, we really do not have the "extra" cash to send him to the Under Armour or Baseball Factory or whatever other programs are out there.   We just recently started doing college prospect camps through our organization (Top 100, D2 prospect camp, and the East Coast prospect camp coming up next week through All Star Baseball Academy).  He is definitely starting to get noticed.  

Ryan Hansbury - 3rd, 1st, and RHP

Class of 2020 - 

Was offered a roster spot at  (D3) last November as a sophomore, but he did not like school... loved the coach.  

Recently contacted by (D1) through our coach - heading for visit next week/camp.. and has had a few other D1 coaches inquiring about him.  

CTbballDad posted:

With all the recent discussions about early commits, how binding they are until NLI/Admissions, I think I'll zip my lips until it's all official this fall.  

good move, I have already decided I will keep mine quiet until he is done college...with all the egos in college baseball it seems like the proper thing to do.

old_school posted:
CTbballDad posted:

With all the recent discussions about early commits, how binding they are until NLI/Admissions, I think I'll zip my lips until it's all official this fall.  

good move, I have already decided I will keep mine quiet until he is done college...with all the egos in college baseball it seems like the proper thing to do.

Old school....nice!

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