SDSU Star and Oakland A’s Sixth Round Draft Pick Time Travels Back to 2006

SDSU Star and Oakland A’s Sixth Round Draft Pick Time Travels Back to 2006

What if you could go back in time and give one piece of advice to your 12-year-old self? What would it be? I asked SDSU’s former No. 1 starter and the Oakland A’s sixth round draft pick, Bubba Derby, that question. Now of course, when I asked Bubba what piece of advice he would give his 12-year-old self, I was really looking for a jewel I could give to Lefty and his 12U teammates. I found it. Bubba: If…

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Player Spotlight – Drew Heid

Player Spotlight – Drew Heid

I would like to thank Drew on giving his insight on what it takes to get to the professional level. I was thrilled when Drew agreed to answer some questions for the benefit of young players and parents. Drew plays in The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim organization spending time with the AA Arkansas Travelers and AAA Salt Lake Bees in 2014. In his minor league career, he has 1514 at bats with a .289 average. He was selected by…

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Player Spotlight – Brandon Bentson

Player Spotlight – Brandon Bentson

I met Brandon Bentson last month while interviewing Coach Hause at Cal State San Marcos.  I asked Brandon a few questions that day and knew right away he would be a great candidate for the player spotlight.  I wish every young player could read his answer to my question on “when did you know you had the ability to play at the college level”.  I can’t wait for Lefty to read Brandon’s inspiring words.  I know…

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Player Spotlight – Jimmy Monahan

Player Spotlight – Jimmy Monahan

  Jimmy Monahan is 13 years old and lives in Orange County, CA.  From the sound of it, he has a great understanding of the game. Read about what he believes got him this far and his advice to younger players…I am sure every coach would love to have a player with this type of attitude and work ethic. Good luck Jimmy!! TheRustyArm: Where do you currently play baseball? Jimmy: Currently I play for Baseball West Coast in Irvine, CA….

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Player Spotlight – Tyler Holmes

Player Spotlight – Tyler Holmes

  Tyler Holmes is beginning his sophomore year in high school.  When I received his answers to my questions, I was more than pleased to Spotlight him.  Check out his answer to the question on advice to young players.  I made sure I showed that along with all of Tyler’s answers to Lefty. It is my pleasure to spotlight Tyler Holmes. TheRustyArm: Where do you currently play? Tyler:  I play for San Marcos High School and, in the…

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Every Team Wants a Guy Like Matt Long

Every Team Wants a Guy Like Matt Long

“A guy that’s very easy to like on and off the field, …the grinder, Matt Long.”  Taylor Ward Scout.com “Hey Matt, will you take a picture with my son?”  As I shouted those words at the Peoria Sports complex back in March, I was not sure if I would get the photo.  But true to everything I have read about Matt Long, he walked over, put an arm around Lefty and I got this photo….

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