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Austin langworthy signed

Discussion in 'Diamond Gators' started by Stlouie, Jul 1, 2020.

  1. Stlouie

    Stlouie Sophomore

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  2. 74nole

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    Congratulations to Austin! Chase that dream as long as you love it!:cool:
     
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  3. Matherly87

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    Congrats to you Austin! I would have loved to see one more year locking down left field at the new park. I hope you your line drives find plenty of green grass to fall on.
     
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  4. GatorLurker

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    Lang might have a chance to advance somewhat through the minors, although I think that his chances of making The Show as a player are slim. First of all he has a really good eye at the plate and bats from the left side. Those are both a big plus. Second he has done well in the Cape Cod League and IIRC they use wooden bats. Hitting with a wooden bat is different. Third his play in left field is decent. He gets a good jump on the ball and runs to the spot in a straight line normally unless he needs to "loop" a bit to be coming toward a base for a throw. Rarely would you see his first break be wrong. And I don't ever remember him throwing to the wrong base or missing the cut-off man. Tommy Henrich famously said "Catching a fly ball is a pleasure, but knowing what to do with it after you catch it is a business."


    His baseball IQ is really high. I suspect he will end up coaching somewhere. Maybe high school. Maybe college. Maybe somewhere in the minors. Not making The Show does not mean that you cannot make a career from baseball. It just means it wasn't the career you dreamed of.
     
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  5. taxman22

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    Good luck. Really solid player. Represented the university well. He’ll be missed.
     
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  6. oneatatime

    oneatatime GC Hall of Fame

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    Congrats to Austin. Unless he has his degree, not sure the advantage of signing for the undrafted free agent max of $20,000, when the minor league season has been cancelled.
     
  7. gtj31

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    At some point you just want to move on in life. Austin very well might be there. He would be going on his 5th year in G-Ville. He may not have that many friends left around. He may just be tired of school. He may have a significant other that is moving on and he wants to follow. College is incredible but at some point, most want it to end.
     
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  8. GatorLurker

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    College is incredible and some never want it to end.
     
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  9. gatorjjh

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    Agree he is not likely to make the Majors and I agreethat he has the IQ and demeanor to be a coach, how high he could go I don't know surely HS and small college assistant maybe better I hope so he is a throwback type player that what I calll a 'down in the dirt ballplayer' willing to work hard not complain and put everything he has into every opportunity regardless of the score...
     
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  10. Matherly87

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    It will be interesting to look back in 5-10 years and see how Kirby McMullen and Austin Langworthy ended up. Neither may make it far in the minors but we might see a difference if the extra year helps Kirby develop any or does Austin move on to something better because he was in the right place at the right time.
     
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  11. apkgator

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    No right or wrong.....sometimes these decisions work out and sometimes they don't. But every kid has a lot of things that factor in, many we simply are not aware of. Just wish them well
     
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  12. gtj31

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    Very true but I wouldn’t guess most of those are college athletes. Academics plus social plus athletics is a lot...
     
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  13. skz868992

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    LANG...
     
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  14. GatorStu1

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    WORTHY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  15. Gatorgal04

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    Which begs the question . . . Who will be the next recipient of this cheer? Ultimately Gordon will decide, but I’m thinking either:

    Fay . . . Be - in

    or

    Mick . . . Mul - lin
     
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  16. 74nole

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    Ahh, the great memories!

    La.............Porta!
     
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  17. Matherly87

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    Maybe to remember all the protesting going on, the chant should be Mace Mace Mace Mace Mace... when he gets 2 strikes on any batter.
    (its just a joke folks)
    Too soon????......probably so
    Hey its better than Left------Wich!

    Now back to....
    LANG-----
     
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