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Brad Weitzel Leaves Coaching Staff

Discussion in 'Diamond Gators' started by MadduxFanII, Jun 6, 2019.

  1. 74nole

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    If Chuck is anything like his lil’brother Brian (Alan’s catcher at UF in 2005) he’s solid across the board. I can easily believe he comes across well with players today.
     
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  2. GatorLurker

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    I kept thinking that the name sounded familiar and now I know why. It was his brother.
     
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  3. ursidman

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    Brian was a real, real, good catcher especially considering he was converted from an infielder. What an arm. Very few runners were able to steal on him. I don't think we've had his equal since.
     
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  4. GatorLurker

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    Zunino?
     
  5. ursidman

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    Zunino for offense without question - I was only referring to his arm - the pop to pop time. Jeroloman was outstanding in that regard.
     
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  6. 74nole

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    He truly could shut down the running game!
     
  7. MadduxFanII

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    Maybe Brian can stop by and talk to our guys about OBP through HBP. No one took a hit by pitch quite like Brian Jeroloman.
     
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  8. ursidman

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    That's the way I remember it - but the memory dims as the years flow by.
     
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  9. 74nole

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    And
    That’s why God gave us DVD’s....;)
     
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    It is a difficult transition from HS to college ball, and an even more challenging transition to minor league baseball thereafter. HS kids are used to being star athletes and all came easy to them in the past. Suddenly they are faced with players as good or better than they are. Can they handle sitting on the bench mentally? Will they start working harder, learn to hit a lefty, a curve, a slider, ...? I would not judge the program on comments from those transferring out, as often the HC is telling these kids you will not see the field here.
     
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  11. jhfxof

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    Hiring AU alums is never a bad idea...;)
     
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  12. GatorLurker

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    As assistants to your basketball team?
     
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    yeah that one was no good...lol
     
  14. ursidman

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    When I was there I got to watch Bo play CF.
     
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  15. jhfxof

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    You never forget greatness.
     
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    He was a man among boys. I have this memory of something I think I saw him do that I'm not even sure is possible - BUT I swear I saw him get a ball off the CF wall take a running crow hop and throw it home way over the catcher's head. Probably not even possible but its a good memory even if it didn't happen.
     
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  17. GatorLurker

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    Bo knows.



    I am not that Lurker.
     
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  18. jhfxof

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    Sounds similar to the 'The Throw' to get Harold Reynolds. From LF corner, but barely a crow hop, & on a on the fly strike at home.

     
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  19. ursidman

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    Now, THAT was a throw home and on the money to get a speedy runner. In college he seemed so much better than anyone else on the field.
     
  20. GatorLurker

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    Hero ball missing the cut-off man. Great when you get the guy out, but it allows an extra base if you don't. 95% of the time it is a mistake.

    Still a great throw if you are in that 5%.
     
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