Discussion in 'Diamond Gators' started by Stlouie, Jul 1, 2020.
Congratulations to Austin! Chase that dream as long as you love it!
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.
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.
Good luck. Really solid player. Represented the university well. He’ll be missed.
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.
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.
College is incredible and some never want it to end.
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...
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.
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
Very true but I wouldn’t guess most of those are college athletes. Academics plus social plus athletics is a lot...
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
Mick . . . Mul - lin
Ahh, the great memories!
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....