Archive for July, 2006

Summer Heat is Miserable…

Tuesday, July 25th, 2006

As the temperatures around the country continue to rise so do the temperatures of the club houses. While on a recent minor league trip we played at a field that had no air conditioning in the club house. As outside temperatures reached into the 115 range the indoor temperatures became unbearable. With virtually no escape [...]

Travel Gadgets Fill the Time!

Tuesday, July 25th, 2006

Road trips in minor league baseball can be very boring because of the amount of time spent in your hotel room. The bus to the field is not until 3:30 or 4 o’clock. So if the average player wakes up at 10 am he has almost 6 hours everyday to fill. Some of this time [...]

Life in Minor League Baseball without a car

Sunday, July 23rd, 2006

Having a car is almost essential to a baseball player when he arrives to his home city. Despite it being almost a necessity some players are able to survive without a car. Many of these players are from foreign countries where it is virtually impossible to have your car sent to them. But just like [...]

Choosing a college baseball program

Sunday, July 23rd, 2006

When deciding what school to attend there are many factors that one must consider in choosing a college baseball program. Location, coaching staff, facility, cost, strength of the program, and playing time are just some of the deciding factors. Each player must choose which factors are the most important to him when finally making his [...]

Junior College vs. 4 Year College Baseball

Friday, July 21st, 2006

When you are deciding where to go to school, there are many considerations in choosing a college baseball program. Playing time is probably the biggest concern, in deciding between a junior college or a four year college baseball program. Both options have their benefits as well as downfalls. Usually a player has a better chance [...]

Life in the off season

Friday, July 21st, 2006

Depending upon your financial situation, the off season can be a time for relaxation or a time for work. Many players must work in the off season because their salaries during the season do not allow them financial security. Trying to find a job for just a few months can be difficult if you are [...]

Finding a place to live in your home city

Tuesday, July 18th, 2006

Finding a place to live in your home city is not the easiest thing to do in minor league baseball. Many times you are not sure what team you are going to make so you have no opportunity to make plans. There are usually two different options: an apartment or a host family. Host families [...]

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Saturday, July 1st, 2006

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