Archive for September, 2007

Host Families and Minor League Baseball Players

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

Host families are a key part of the minor league baseball system. Players simply don’t make enough money to afford to live in Silicon Valley for the six months they play for the San Jose Giants. This article from a local newspaper, the Campbell Reporter, describes Paul Oseguera’s life with his host family. Paul is [...]

Dealing with Ups and Downs of Playing Baseball

Monday, September 10th, 2007

From Ask the Baseball Pro: New Host Mom, Shari wrote: My husband and I have for the last 2 months been a new host family for a AA Minor leaguer. We are so thrilled to do this but have ran into a problem. What do you do when he is so discouraged and down on [...]

Video for College Baseball Consideration

Sunday, September 9th, 2007

From Ask the Baseball Pro: Bill wrote: My son had Tommy John surgery in August, 2006. As a result he “lost” his High School Junior year and has just begun to regain his strength during summer ball. He’s just entering his Senior year, but he has no stats from his Junior year. His high school [...]