The last two weeks we have started to see news start to leak out about a couple of Cal Baseball players starting to make their transfer plans for the spring semester. The biggest news was that Eric Jaffe is expected to become a member of the UCLA baseball team at the end of the semester break after being a 19th round selection by the Oakland A’s in the 2010 MLB Draft. (Link) Continue reading
Paul Lonardo recently sent me a copy of his new book Strike IX which details the final season of College Baseball at Providence College. They ended up winning the 1999 Big East title and advances to the Tallahassee Regional where they made the Regional final before running out of gas against the host Seminoles. This is a great read if you are not familiar with what happened at Providence College or have any interest in how Title IX affects student athletes. I highly recommend this book which can be purchased by clicking here.
Former Providence College baseball and hockey captain Lou Lamoriello was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame over the past weekend for his great leadership with the New Jersey Devils. The Boston Globe did an excellent feature on him including showing how great of a mentor and coach he was on the ice.
Here are a few links from Around the Nation.
The first article comes from the Big 12 conference which did a feature on junior RHP Kendal Volz. Continue reading
The current Chatham A’s head coach John Schiffner (Providence college grad) has just come back from the World Baseball Coaches Convention in Connecticut. He was a presenter of “Coaching the Bases” and made a great speech. The article deals how successful he has become as a head coach in Connecticut for high schools and also with Chatham. The full article is available here.
There is a very good article from Boyd’s World on the programs that have been cut over the years including my old Favorite team in Providence College. He talks about how back in the 50′s it was not that difficult to make it to Omaha as each region had their own qualification standards back in those days thus the reason why Boston College and Holy Cross both made appearances in the CWS. Hopefully a Northeast team can make it back there sooner rather then later.
The article is available here.