Originally Posted by Falls City Beer
I'm actually shocked at the degree of criticism this kid Lecure is getting for "failure" in academics. The immediate circuitry being built between academic sticktoitness and athletic sticktoitness is borderline absurd.
My thinking is that many of those criticizing have never taught a class in their lives.
Hey, I don't care if he's dumb as a rock if he can pitch well. But I do worry about the ADD thing, though. Is this something that's going to affect him while he's pitching? Is he going to be able to concentrate on the hitters and remember to back up 3rd or home when necessary? Is he going to be able to remember how he got someone out before? Is his mind going to wander when the bases are loaded and he has a 3-2 count on a batter? It may not be a big deal and he's probably not going to cost the Reds a bunch of money and we'll find out if this ADD problem is going to hamper him while he's in the minors.
Since I have taught before and I work with students and advisors, I don't think I'm exactly standing on shaky ground here.