Thursday, July 14, 2011


Hey guys. I just got back to Lehigh Valley after a long day of flying yesterday. I was going to write a little bit about my experience over the last few days in Salt Lake City, but I desperately needed to catch up on sleep. I figure I'll save the writing for tonight during our four hour bus ride back to Syracuse. Instead I thought I'd throw this up. It's a really really nice article from my friend and strength and conditioning coach Mark Cinelli, or as he's known by the ladies, Mr. Fit. He writes a fitness blog for the Boston Herald, so be sure to check it out online. Thanks Mark!

A Well Deserved Honor for one of My Athletes

Congratulations to CATZ Needham athlete, Matt Antonelli (Peabody, MA), on his selection for the 2011 Triple A All-Star game in Salt Lake City, Utah. Matt is currently playing professional baseball for the Washington Nationals, Triple A affiliate, Syracuse Chiefs. I have had the pleasure of training and getting to know Matt for the last three years. Matt is a hard working and dedicated individual and one of the most genuine people I know. At CATZ our Mantra is “Prepare to be Great”, and Matt exemplifies that in every sense of the word. He is willing to learn and wants to get better everyday. He strives to be the best person he can be on and off the field. Over the past two seasons Matt has battled back from a couple of injuries, as well as moving on to play for a new team. If there is anyone who deserves this honor, it’s Matt. Congratulations my friend and good luck in the Game

“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.”


Matt you made this happen through commitment to yourself, desire to succeed and a will to never give up.

Stay Active, Stay Fit


  1. I use you as an example of success all the time, even at work. It is a bit ackward to shoehorn you into team I.T. meetings but I figure out a way to compare the email servers' performance to you. "If Matt Antonelli can bat .300+ after a year of an injury then the server's spam detection can work as well too!"

    Seriously though, you are a perfect example of a hard work and good attitude does bring success. You're getting close to possibe Disney movie deal, type of success!

  2. Wow- A more caring and sincere coach you will not find! 
    As far as playing against The Swine, well, it sounds like you guys had about as much luck as my 51's did against Wade LeBlanc tonight in Fort Wayne. 

  3. Lol why thank you

  4. Yes he is the best