Thursday, April 15, 2010

SPRING TRAINING AT-BATS

Last week the Padres lost a great player and good friend of mine Chad Huffman to the New York Yankees. New York claimed Chad off waivers last Wednesday and sent him to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre. Chad and I were drafted the same year, one round apart, and we have played together every year since 2005 in the Cape Cod League, Eugene, Oregon, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Lake Elsinore, California, San Antonio, Texas, and Portland, Oregon. Chad will definitely be missed and we all wish him the best of luck with his new team.

Since I haven't been able to play in a baseball game for a few weeks now I thought I would put up some Spring Training at-bats of mine that I found on YouTube. It helps remind me that I still play baseball.



5 comments:

  1. As a high school ball player i love to watch pros at-bats and their swings. In the first video I have not seen a better textbook swing than that. I paused at 1:49 and the contact point is phenomenal.

    Thanks for the vids.

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  2. Thanks for this post Matt. Being a fan of a minor league team is a strange thing. On one hand, we (fans) feel a connection to our home team and like the familiarity of rooting for the same people. On the other hand, there is nothing better than seeing a player who you have been cheering for promoted to the bigs. The Huff was one of our favorite players and the highlight of our season was watching him win the AAA HR derby. Although I'm going to miss watching him patrol LF with us, I wish him the best and hope to see him on Sports Center soon.

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  3. Hey thanks man no problem

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  4. Yeah absolutely he was a good player

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  5. You are probably one of a million in this business that got to be friends with somebody, so often, at so many levels and for this long. That is amazing. The business side of baseball is the side of baseball that sucks.

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