I've been in a mood the last few days...life is creeping up quickly now & I need to steer mine more now...the days of just wandering are becoming fewer & fewer...I have to have a direction to steer in I guess and while I've always felt it would be law I'm not so sure anymore. Now I'm looking at business & marketing too, but I still haven't given up on my dream...I've always wanted to be a baseball player for a living. Ever since I could swing the bat I said " I'm going to play in the MLB". I know every kid has crazy ideas like that...but I've continued mine.
Last year was a TSN ( LOL) turning point in my ball so far...I decided not to play for a better known but further away team and instead play local one more year at a supposedly 'higher' level. The team was poorly managed however & we hardly played & since I was the strongest catcher I didn't get to pitch. The whole season was a downer for me.
Then school ball started & I was chosen for my pitching ability as well as to catching. I had a 2.57 pitching average, with usually 10-12 K's per game. My fastball is averaging 75 MPH. At provincials the umps commented on my abilities to the coaches & said I should be playing more serious ball. One went so far as to call a coach of a 'bigger' team and last Sat. I got a chance to show them my stuff in the freezing cold. I won't know anything for a few more days but it was good to try, to be seen at least. Update >I did not make the Canada Games team but am OK with it. Most of the guys who did are 19/20 and great players. I don't feel bad being cut from talent like that. I also received some great feedback & positive comments about my talent and was told my time will come.
It started me thinking though of the future and should I try & find a team somewhere in Canada or the US that needs a catcher/pitcher??? Perhaps look into scholarships?? Follow my dream or shake my head & look towards the real world of books & work.
If you reading this & just happen to know a ball coach looking for a 17 yr old player with the desire to learn & continue in ball... please... share my email. LOL