It is the witching hour for Collegiate Summer Leagues-college seasons are ending, injuries that have hung around for 2 months are just being revealed, grades are hammering the academically lazy, girl friends are asserting their....authority...so roster spots are opening. If you haven't caught on where you want, it's a good time to inquire again. One team in our league is advertising for pitchers on Facebook (if interested, PM me and I can provide contact info). 45 days ago, we had 39 players for a 30 man roster; now we've lost some to injury, a couple to the Cape, etc., and needed to sign a temp catcher and a temp outfielder as all of our catchers and 3 outfielders will probably be in NCAA Regionals. Fortunately my son is our GM and does all of the player stuff. With my wife being the co-housing coordinator, and our GM having to shuffle his deck every couple days, looking forward to our opener, and hopeful that wife and son don't kill each other first. A huge issue is always cars-every player has to have one, or be housed with another player that does, so it gets tricky. Our GM's first question is "Can he play?" ...my wife' first question is "Does he have a car?"
Ah, this thread makes me a little sad. My kid is working to rehab from a chronic injury, plus at his school rising juniors mostly do internships not baseball, so he won't be playing this summer, and it's a little tough to realize that this will be our first summer without a kid playing baseball in the past 10 years or so. It's a preview of what's to come, for sure.
Hey Hokie! Just got off the phone with my son. He is returning to coach with same team from last year in your league and, of course, is scrambling for P's as well. In keeping with your theme, he just lost a few more of his best projected starters... one to innings pitched and another to grades/has to take summer school. One replacement he found is in if he doesn't get drafted by a certain round. Interestingly, it seems that many of his conversations with the college coaches involve bartering... "I can send you this P if you can take this position player..". Of course, the position players are usually locked up long before.
Hoping to get out that way for a long weekend this summer!
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