It has been a very long season for the boys, but boy has it flown by. Somehow the schedule has given us back-to-back off day. Perfect timing. The troops have battled, we just got some new players to help with the remaining games, and we are looking to finish strong.
But these off days are only for the players. The coaches have to take these days to catch up with their paperwork, and yes professional baseball coaches have plenty. We have do a scouting report on every single player we see during the season.
Let's see there are 14 teams, 12 position players per team, that means 170 reports to do. Trust me. I have been doing them all along, otherwise you forget who did what.
I hope school has gotten off to a good start. I should be home right around September 15. I cannot wait to see all my boys. I love seeing how much kids change in five months.
As for now, we have to finish strong, and get in these playoffs. We are a 1/2 game out of first now, and playing well. I really appreciate all of the e-mails. It is nice Naples is behind my career still.
Take care, and see you soon, Jeff