Just saw this about a Yale player - and son of one of our posters.

Congrats!

And, I'll use this opportunity to bang my drum about an Ivy offer: approximately 56 per year; the effects last for a lifetime; any player good enough to get an Ivy offer gives up NO baseball opportunities and gets a huge headstart on the real world.

Check out @DaveBorges’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/DaveBorges...203931210756102?s=09

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Son of a friend of mine is a Freshman pitcher for Yale, so we went to the Penn series this past weekend to see him.  This kid stuck out to me and to my 2022 SS.  Hustled, great attitude, doing whatever he could to help the team.  I'm even more impressed with him than I was leaving the field on Sunday.  Great story.

Well said Goosegg...."And, I'll use this opportunity to bang my drum about an Ivy offer: approximately 56 per year; the effects last for a lifetime; any player good enough to get an Ivy offer gives up NO baseball opportunities and gets a huge headstart on the real world."

As I've told Simon's Dad, I want him to be drafted a Red Sox.    I'm so looking forward to draft day.

I know his Dad is too modest to post, so I'll do it for him.  Simon drove in Yales game winning runs in Yales win game #1 and game #2 @ Penn...how about that for a leadoff hitter.   His game winning RBI in the second game was hit 200th hit as a Yale Bulldog.   There were a number of MLB scouts at the game watching Simon.   This is a special "kid" with special talents on the field and off of it.

 

 

 

Thanks to the board for your kind words. Many of you share the same joy watching your sons play the game we love. For Simon, we hope his "ride" won't stop in college. And hopefully, he won't have only 6 college games left. He (and we) are so fortunate that he was able to find the right "fit" for his academics and athletics. For me another blessing is that we live 25-30 minutes from the field. It's funny, but my son sees himself as an athlete who is bright, whereas my wife and I think the other way around. As my wife has told him, "embrace your nerd-dom."

As for an update, Simon had 4 more hits a few days ago in a midweek loss and stole bases #s 29 & 30.   3 or 4 scouts attended. After a groundout 5-3, one hop to 3B, one scout said "3.88 (sec for his home to first time)" Another one turned and said "that can't be right?" The third man looked at the first saying, "I got the same, 3.88"

I told my wife the other night, "she raised him right.." She turned to me and said "not necessarily faith played a role,". But one thing that she told him since he was playing as a kid, stuck with him :  "play the game right; you never know who is watching in the stands." 

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