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    Re: Matt In Char Nc

    Quote Originally Posted by ochre

    Wow. What a fantastic picture of Junior's stroke.

    Matt, still waiting on that autograph.
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    Re: Matt In Char Nc

    Quote Originally Posted by RFS62
    Wow. What a fantastic picture of Junior's stroke.

    Matt, still waiting on that autograph.
    I'll have to remind Matt again that he needs an agent. I don't want to see him reducing the market value of his autographs by giving them out to every groupie that comes along.
    Randy, I wish my two younger sons had you as a coach. I know good hitting when I see it, but I am not much of an instructor.
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    Thanks for the kind compliments, RedsBaron. I'm just glad that I can help him with his game, which is something that I received very little of when I was a kid. A lot of the parents around the ballfield ask where he goes for hitting lessons and who his hitting coach is. (You'd have to understand the South Charlotte area where we live. A little different for a country boy from Cabell Co.) I heard him say once, "My garage and my dad." Kind of got a chuckle out of that one.

    I hear a lot of fathers say that their kids won't listen to them, but that has never been the case with Matt. I feel very fortunate in that regard. The thing that I see with Matt is that he has a lot of confidence because of the work that we put in, plus, there is a measure of trust involved with us. We have a "run-in" from time to time when I get a little to critical for his liking. but for the most part, he really listens.
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    Re: Matt In Char Nc

    He's a lucky kid with a lucky father.

    "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
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    Just to get a kid to listen to you in ANYTHING is a miracle.
    "panic" only comes from having real expectations

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    Re: Matt In Char Nc

    Quote Originally Posted by paintmered
    Looks like he's got a great swing
    My thought exactly!

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    Finished up the season with a December tournament in Myrtle Beach. We won both our games on Saturday, with Matt driving in three runs in the second game and going 3-5 in both games. The first game, was short as we were up 14-0 in the fourth inning and emptied our bench early. We were to play for the Championship in Sunday but rain got in the way so we came home early. Great season for Matt. He played in nearly 100 games since March. He asked me on the way home when the spring season starts.

    For now, it's his first entry into basketball. He's doing well so far.
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    Been a while since I posted any photos of my boy. Here are some photos of Matt from this summer in the 10 year old Little League District tournament here in Charlotte. My team finished second. Matt had a great season, hitting near .700 with two homeruns in district tournament play. He also was 5-0 in All-Star play as a pitcher and pitched a 4 inning one hitter in the district semi-final with 7 strikeouts and another two hitter with 9 strikeouts.

    He is now playing on the top 11 and under travel team in the Charlotte area, the Charlotte Hurricanes, and is having a blast. We will be traveling to Myrtle Beach this weekend to play at the Ripken Baseball Experience which has some really fantastic facilities. If my wife takes any photos, I will post some shots of the facility.

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    Here are a few more:

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    perfect swing. literally.
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    Re: Matt In Char Nc

    A lefty!

    Randy, what's you opinion on letting little leaguers throw curveballs?
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    If they learn to throw it correctly, I have no problem if they throw it on a very limited basis. Believe me, I see a lot of kids trying to throw it when they are warming up and fooling around. The problem is, very few are throwing it correctly, and for me, that is where a lot of kids are hurting their arms. To the extent that I see it in the Little League World Series? No. Some of those kids are throwing it way too much.
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    Terrific photos, Randy.
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    Re: Matt In Char Nc

    Man! That is one beautiful looking swing! Who taught that boy?
    "panic" only comes from having real expectations

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    To paraphrase Mel Brooks, 'It's good to be the lefty.'

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