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by sowthpaw5
August 24th, 2017, 2:42 pm
Forum: Baseball
Topic: 2018 Pony League baseball
Replies: 23
Views: 3913

Re: 2018 Pony League baseball

It depends on what kind of  Kool-Aid you drink and what gives you satisfaction.   Apparently an individual's perspective is based upon whether you want to develop all kids in a league, town, area etc, or just a select few and win as many games as you can.  Somerset used to dominate the area at all ...
by sowthpaw5
August 24th, 2017, 2:33 pm
Forum: Baseball
Topic: 2018 Pony League baseball
Replies: 23
Views: 3913

Re: 2018 Pony League baseball

knowitall wrote:Oh I see.  Rocket science.  Thank you.


Great answer.


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by sowthpaw5
August 24th, 2017, 1:47 pm
Forum: Baseball
Topic: 2018 Pony League baseball
Replies: 23
Views: 3913

Re: 2018 Pony League baseball

What so special besides maybe a pickoff move is taught at the Pony League level? It's baseball. Leadoffs at each base (they're not all the same), bunt defenses, cutoffs, double cuts, defending 1st and 3rd, rundowns, base running 1st and 3rd, sac bunts, bunting for hits, squeeze plays, and whatever ...
by sowthpaw5
August 23rd, 2017, 11:07 pm
Forum: Baseball
Topic: 2018 Pony League baseball
Replies: 23
Views: 3913

Re: 2018 Pony League baseball

All years are important for a kid in terms of their "development".  But if you want a good league, you spread out the talent.  Its just common sense and all kids can benefit. All years are important but they are not all the same. The jump from Little League to PONY league is significant b...
by sowthpaw5
August 23rd, 2017, 1:56 pm
Forum: Baseball
Topic: 2018 Pony League baseball
Replies: 23
Views: 3913

Re: 2018 Pony League baseball

say_oww wrote:Too bad more parents aren't as concerned with their kids' academics as they are for their future career in the MLB


Great point.


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by sowthpaw5
August 22nd, 2017, 9:14 pm
Forum: Baseball
Topic: 2018 Pony League baseball
Replies: 23
Views: 3913

Re: 2018 Pony League baseball

Legion has no lower age limit. Johnstown's competitive issue has always been that the league doesn't have a players draft. Splitting up kids equally leads to a better competitive balance and allows all kids to improve. Simply loading up one team does nothing for those kids in the long run. Except t...
by sowthpaw5
July 19th, 2016, 10:04 pm
Forum: Baseball
Topic: AAABA 2016
Replies: 24
Views: 2853

Re: AAABA 2016

I was not aware that Kenny had played in The AAABA league. Do you know who he played for? I have heard he was a good High School player and went on to play in college. I also think with a couple more quality pitchers, OA could make a run next year. Congratulations goes out to Carpenters for earning...
by sowthpaw5
July 19th, 2016, 11:12 am
Forum: Baseball
Topic: AAABA 2016
Replies: 24
Views: 2853

Re: AAABA 2016

I've known Ken since we were teammates in the AAABA League. He's always been a stand up guy.
by sowthpaw5
March 27th, 2014, 10:08 am
Forum: Baseball
Topic: New Windber MEGA-sports Complex + a bit of irony
Replies: 72
Views: 7752

New Windber MEGA-sports Complex + a bit of irony

The big picture is that the kids are keeping busy in a sport that they love and their families are investing their time and resources into them as well. Guys like Rick and his staff have helped develop and get kids exposure while also improving and giving confidence to kids that may have never even ...

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