On to more pressing matters....the big kid worked out with the coach yesterday who suggested that he changes his toss to a side arm as opposed to over his shoulder. Interesting suggestion....no comment....Needless to say, he is no more prepared to play than he was last week which leads me to believe that he will not be on the active roster this week.
What does this mean? Well, it means that he can dress but not play. Ok, am I peeved? Yeah, a bit...here's why...even with his currently funky toss, he has the lowest opposing batting average on the team. Yes, he has hit the most batters, but LW is one hit batter on the list lower than he is.
And so, what happens? Well, he draws inward and loses more confidence in his abilities. He has been discarded with two other pitchers and has no role for the rest of the season. No matter what he does, this will not change things in the coach's mind.
Once Coach T calls with his advice, the kid can make adjustments. Sound good?
Next, he is going to Houston to meet with the uber-coach who has already admonished him for getting his name wrong in an email. The coach says that he has to pay close attention to details or he does not want to work with him. Whew, this summer is going to be lots of fun, eh?
The team has not played this week because of finals and they are back in action on Saturday. I am not sure whether we are headed to campus or not. I will wait until the roster is posted on Friday. Sadly, this is the way the coaches communicate...they post the list rather than talk to the guys. Is it cowardly? You decide...