Brian learns from Lugnuts
Cooley Law School Stadium-Lansing, MI: Over the weekend the kids and I traveled way down state so Brian could participate in the Lugnuts on-field baseball seminar. He had a lot of fun and learned a lot from the pros.
He started out with some outfield drills. He took some fly balls, grounders, and learned to play the ball off of the wall.
Brian’s group then moved to the bullpen for some pitching practice. His age group up here uses a pitching machine, so this was his first experience on the mound.
After his pitching stint, his group moved to the infield for some work. Lugnuts player Tom Robson was running things there, and gave the kids some good instruction. Brian did a great job, and this is the best I’ve seen him field ground balls all season.
Brian is a runner, so it was no surprise he enjoyed the base running aspect of the seminar so much. He learned some things we haven’t touched on at his level yet, like leading off and stealing. The last station was hitting, the best aspect of his game. Unfortunately, time ran out, and he didn’t get a chance to hit. He was disappointed, so I threw a few to him in the outfield before we left so he could show off a bit. He had one of the Lugnuts sign his ball and got his picture taken, also.
After the seminar the kids were able to play on the park and bouncy house stuff, so all was good. This was a great experience for Brian, as he learned a lot and had fun doing it. I hope I can get him into more things like this in the future. I also apologize for this post, as it was done entirely on my iPhone since my computer is jacked.
Here is a video of the outfield station:
Photos and video property of Minoring In Baseball
All on your iphone??? Wow, impressive, never would have guessed it!! Great post, really cool to see the little guys out there with the big guys!
Thanks, Greg. He had a good time with it. And working with just the iPhone does make it a little more challenging. Hopefully I can fix this situation soon!
Love your pictures! Its almost like being there! That looked like a great time – thanks for sharing.
Thanks, Maria. He was a little nervous at first, but ended up having a lot of fun. The big field can be a little intimidating, but once things got going and he was doing well, he was able to relax.
He looks like a great guy! – Nothing better than sharing the game with our guys 🙂