Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Almonte can’t steal Oceanside’s spirit

All the hype in 2001 was about Almonte, but 10 years later, Almonte’s baseball days are over. Meanwhile, two Oceanside players—the two smallest—are in the minor leagues.

Matthew Cerda, Oceanside’s 4-foot-10 catcher, grew almost a foot and became one of the best hitters to come out of Oceanside High School. He was drafted in the fourth round by the Chicago Cubs in 2008, and he’s now an infielder for Class A Daytona in the Florida State League, hitting .282.

Bobby Shore, who was limited to pinch-hitting during the LLWS because of an arm injury, pitched in the College World Series for Oklahoma, was drafted by the Seattle Mariners and is now pitching for the Rookie League Pulaski (Va.) Mariners in the Appalachian League.


Oh, uh, if anybody wants to use this as a chatter for the LLWS, go ahead.

Gamingboy Posted: August 27, 2011 at 03:17 PM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: amateur

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Tripon Posted: August 28, 2011 at 12:39 AM (#3910598)
Why are grown men being so smug about three kids who aren't going to make it to the major leagues?

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
A triple short of the cycle
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOT: NBC.news: Valve isn’t making one gaming console, but multiple ‘Steam machines’
(1348 - 9:21pm, Dec 18)
Last: Greg K

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 12-18-2014
(41 - 9:18pm, Dec 18)
Last: JJ1986

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - December 2014
(693 - 9:12pm, Dec 18)
Last: NJ in DC (Now with Wife!)

NewsblogOT: Politics - December 2014: Baseball & Politics Collide in New Thriller
(4867 - 9:05pm, Dec 18)
Last: Rickey! trades in sheep and threats

NewsblogMatt Kemp's arthritic hips hold up deal with Padres
(41 - 9:05pm, Dec 18)
Last: Jeff Frances the Mute

NewsblogRoyals sign Kris Medlen to two-year deal - MLB Daily Dish
(22 - 8:56pm, Dec 18)
Last: bigglou115

NewsblogAre Wil Myers' flaws fixable? | FOX Sports
(103 - 8:09pm, Dec 18)
Last: ReggieThomasLives

NewsblogThe 2015 HOF Ballot Collecting Gizmo!
(57 - 6:26pm, Dec 18)
Last: SoSHially Unacceptable

NewsblogHow Will MLB Handle Big Changes With Cuba? - BaseballAmerica.com
(2 - 6:13pm, Dec 18)
Last: TDF, situational idiot

NewsblogMLBTR: Padres-Rays-Nationals Agree to Three-Team Trade
(56 - 6:03pm, Dec 18)
Last: boteman

NewsblogRoyals sign Edinson Volquez for two years, $20 million
(19 - 5:33pm, Dec 18)
Last: Nasty Nate

NewsblogAZCentral: Miley's Preparation Apparently an Issue for DBacks
(20 - 5:31pm, Dec 18)
Last: boteman

NewsblogJoe Henderson's HOF Ballot
(49 - 5:15pm, Dec 18)
Last: alilisd

NewsblogOrioles agree to one-year deal with LHP Wesley Wright, pending physical, source says
(13 - 5:11pm, Dec 18)
Last: Spahn Insane

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 1901 Discussion
(29 - 4:50pm, Dec 18)
Last: John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy

Page rendered in 0.1422 seconds
50 querie(s) executed