Re: More good news for Hoosier Fans
This doesn't have any thing to do with the original post of this thread, but it falls under semi Hoosier news, and I didn't want to start a new thread for this.
My brother is a high school Jr. and plays baseball. The team they were playing last night that had an assistant coach who pitched and used to be an assistant coach for IU's baseball team.
My brother played SS for most of the game and pitched the last two innings. After seeing him throw 5 warm up pitches the guy from IU got out his cell phone and took video of his last few warm up pitches. Then went to my brother's Athletic Director, and said "I just called the IU head baseball coach and told him he absolutely has to see that kid you guys just put on the mound." And got my brother's information and gave the AD the IU coach's information. Apparently he was shocked to find out my brother was only a Jr. He told my brother's AD that the IU coach will be in contact and will want to set up a work out.
My brother's AD (who was also my AD and basketball coach) called me and told me the guy basically said something along the lines of "Obviously I can't speak for the (IU) coach and I'm not saying any thing official but I'd be shocked if they didn't offer him a scholarship after one work out. " We didn't tell my brother this, for obvious reasons.
And a couple weeks ago he met a minor league ballplayer who was working at an indoor facility that my brother's team was also working out at and needed someone to throw with. After throwing with my brother for a while and he had my brother show him some of his pitches he called his old coach at Texas State Univ and gave my brother the coach's information. And basically told him the same thing the IU guy told his Athletic Dir.
I know IU's not a very good baseball team but it's still cool for a kid from a tiny high school to get a D1 school to stop and look. And this doesn't really have much relevance to IU or anyone on this board but I'm really excited for him. He's worked hard, stayed out of trouble and gets really good grades. I just felt like telling people, it's good news for this Hoosier fan.
"three dimes, a one hundred dollar bill and and 87 ones..."
Last edited by Razor Shines; 04-21-2009 at 04:57 AM.