Monday, August 8, 2011

Eye of the Storm: 20 Days to Fall Ball

We are officially two weeks away from the start of the 2011-12 school year and less than three weeks away from the start of fall ball. As a staff, we couldn't be more excited. The 2011 season, while featured a disappointing finish, provided the foundation for an opportunistic 2012, which begins two weeks from Sunday. Over the next two weeks, the coaching staff at Lake Erie has a lot on their collective plate. The fall schedule needs to be set, fall prospect camp (September 17 - stay tuned for more info) details need finalized, workout gear needs to be ordered, recruiting notes need to be shared and compared. Some of these are ongoing duties which will continue throughout the year, but all of them will require our attention between now and the start of practice.

So, I am going to provide as much info over the next three weeks as I possibly can to enlighten fans on some of the day-to-day aspects that accompany being a college baseball coach. Some of it you may find exciting, a lot of it you may find tedious. But all of it we find essential, and we love every second of it. Besides, as Confucius once said, "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." If that is true, I will be spending the rest of my life on Easy Street.

[Ed. Note: I will also be posting on my Twitter feed @thecoachscave (#eyeofthestorm) as the events happen and will then recap with a new blog post.]