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Old 12-06-2012, 10:37 AM   #21
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I think BreakMyWallet is still going down that path?
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:42 PM   #22
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Let me ask a stupid question. What's your back up plan?
Even if you defy the odds, get signed to a minor league deal based on a tryout, and manage to muscle your way past all those first rounders and get to the majors.
You play some and kinda bounce back and forth between the majors and AAA, like RA Dickey without the Cinderella story.
In this absolute best case scenario, you're a 33-year old retired baseball player. You can't buy an M3 on your memories.
A more probable scenario is that this happens at age 24.

Here's my question. Is there any way you can leverage your baseball ability into a scholarship at a four-year college where you might end up getting drafted, but if you don't, you've got a chance at a career?
If that's not an immediate option, you might think about JuCo with as much of an eye towards a scholarship as a baseball career.
Just my $.02, but I've covered major league baseball for a very long time--I watched Derek Jeter as a rookie--and I know that even long careers are frighteningly short.
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:47 PM   #23
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Good luck man I grew up with some very talented baseball players and its tough... You REALLY have to stand out.
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:55 PM   #24
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Duh, move to the Dominican Republic.
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:58 PM   #25
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:42 PM   #26
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Let me ask a stupid question. What's your back up plan?
Even if you defy the odds, get signed to a minor league deal based on a tryout, and manage to muscle your way past all those first rounders and get to the majors.
You play some and kinda bounce back and forth between the majors and AAA, like RA Dickey without the Cinderella story.
In this absolute best case scenario, you're a 33-year old retired baseball player. You can't buy an M3 on your memories.
A more probable scenario is that this happens at age 24.

Here's my question. Is there any way you can leverage your baseball ability into a scholarship at a four-year college where you might end up getting drafted, but if you don't, you've got a chance at a career?
If that's not an immediate option, you might think about JuCo with as much of an eye towards a scholarship as a baseball career.
Just my $.02, but I've covered major league baseball for a very long time--I watched Derek Jeter as a rookie--and I know that even long careers are frighteningly short.
Well since I didn't play when I was attending college I strictly went to class. I only lack about two semesters for a Poultry Science BA ($50-$70k starting). Tho not going to lie. I hate school. If it was acceptable to not go in my family I wouldn't have. If baseball does fall through I will either go back and finish my degree in a few short years or look into some different automotive schools (Wyotech and Nashville). I won't be some drunk who tried and failed then went no where in life. But I have the opportunity and the time to persue this for a while and figure if its worth doing then I'm not going to do it half ass

And it's not about the money at all. If it were I would get my phd in poultry science or petroleum engineer. Even of its $800 a month with a minor league team I will make it work... I've been real broke before. Won't be the first time
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:45 PM   #27
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Talk to BreakMyWallet.
Will send him a pm as soon as I'm at my computer. Thank man. Prolly going to send you one as well tho, have a few lifting questions
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:51 PM   #28
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A buddy of mine coached Mike Trout in HS, and has coached a lot of pay for play teams in some elite leagues, just going off of what he has told me, a major league talent is 1 in millions, a talent like Trout is one in infinity. Like many have said here, if you aren't already on your way to some type of pro contract by now, start looking into something else.
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Feel like everyone thinks I'm referring to MLB which isn't the case at all. Can be A, AA, AAA. Even an independent league tho am trying to avoid that as of now. Mainly just looking for anyone with experience in any of these...

Figured would be a few minor league guys on here at least...
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:24 PM   #31
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Figured would be a few minor league guys on here at least...
why would you think a car website featuring a car model that is 13 years old would have all star athletes like a baseball player browsing forums?
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why would you think a car website featuring a car model that is 13 years old would have all star athletes like a baseball player browsing forums?
Wasn't expecting Bonds or Jeter...

Because I make more than some minor league players. Independent league salary ranges from $800-2000 a month..... Anyways was just curious of some questions I had
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:32 PM   #34
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Ummmm, because minor leaguer's are still just regular Joe Schmoes. Big name MotoGP riders browse bullsh|t sites like Crash.net (..and occasionally talk sh|t about Crash on their Twitter accounts), so why is it unfathomable for a minor or major leaguer to browse a car forum???

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Old 12-06-2012, 04:33 PM   #35
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Ummmm, because minor leaguer's are still just regular Joe Schmoes. Big name MotoGP riders browse bullsh|t sites like Crash.net, so why is it unfathomable for a minor or major leaguer to browse a car forum???
Thank you! He got what I meant!!
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why would you think a car website featuring a car model that is 13 years old would have all star athletes like a baseball player browsing forums?
If you've hung around here long enough, you'll know that you can ask any type of question and find someone who knows something valuable. Sure you may have to weed through some stupid posts, but there is someone.

In this case, he's gotten good responses from a couple of people and the name of someone doing what he's looking into.

This may be about an ancient car, but the forum is still really active with a super wide collection of folks.
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Feel like everyone thinks I'm referring to MLB which isn't the case at all. Can be A, AA, AAA. Even an independent league tho am trying to avoid that as of now. Mainly just looking for anyone with experience in any of these...

Figured would be a few minor league guys on here at least...
Bud Selig himself won't have any more info for you than I just gave. I was offered 3 small scholarships to D1, and heavily ranked, and I now have zero chance of making it. There's no harm in trying, but the truth is there's pretty much zero shot. Not to mention living with 4 guys in a hotel room, getting paid nothing, and never playing.

They hold public tryouts just to please the public, they have zero intent to pick someone up unless they're just a phenomena.

I've been exactly where you are, trust me.
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Bud Selig himself won't have any more info for you than I just gave. I was offered 3 small scholarships to D1, and heavily ranked, and I now have zero chance of making it. There's no harm in trying, but the truth is there's pretty much zero shot. Not to mention living with 4 guys in a hotel room, getting paid nothing, and never playing.

They hold public tryouts just to please the public, they have zero intent to pick someone up unless they're just a phenomena.

I've been exactly where you are, trust me.
Not meaning to question you experience at all man. Just looking for knowledgable people. You play independent or know anyone that did? Sounds about the same as playing on a men's league locally just with traveling...?
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Not meaning to question you experience at all man. Just looking for knowledgable people. You play independent or know anyone that did? Sounds about the same as playing on a men's league locally just with traveling...?
My old shortstop plays independent, have at least a dozen old teammates in the minors. Some first rounders, some 40 rounders. I've talked with all of them when I was going to go back. That was 6 months after I quit playing for the #1 Juco in my state. Long story short, I wanted D1 and a pro team wanted me to play one year and gain weight, and they would pick me up. I quit at the end of the season, had enough.
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