Terriers Ready To Embark On Annual March Break Trip, News (Terriers Baseball)

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Terriers Ready To Embark On Annual March Break Trip
Submitted By Dan Thompson on Thursday, March 1, 2007
After relentless hours of indoor workouts at Frozen Ropes and the Gryphon Dome in Guelph since the beginning of January 2007, the Terriers will catch a flight to South Florida this week for 10 days of sun drenched baseball games and practices. The players and coaches leave behind several great memories from the past 10 weeks of winter workouts. HERE ARE THE HIGHLIGHTS... The Terriers had the pleasure of the company and instruction from Major Leaguer, Scott Thorman (Preston).

Scott was a first round pick of the Atlanta Braves in 2000. He spoke to the team at length and threw batting practice on a few occasions. The boys marvelled as they watched Scott hit as part of his own preparation for spring training with the Braves. The entire Terriers organization is very thankful to Scott for his time and encouragement. San Diego Padres catching prospect, Matt Stocco (Guelph) was also a regular at Terriers workouts. Matt caught several bullpens with the pitching staff and provided in depth instruction. Matt is headed south himself and once again the team is extremely grateful for his work and wish him the best of luck on his trek from the minor leagues to the big leagues. Minnesota Twins, Director of Canadian Scouting, Jim Ridley was a guest of the Terriers one Sunday evening. He spent a good part of the night watching the team workout, then spoke to the boys about the pro evaluation process. Jim was animated and informative. The Terriers thank him for his time. The biggest highlight of the winter came the night ex-Major Leaguer and World Series Champion, Rob Ducey (Cambridge) made his scheduled appearance. Rob spoke to the group about hitting techniques, mechanics, approach and philosophies. He then took the time to work with each player individually on his swing. What an opportunity for these young men! Rob played for the Toronto Blue Jays, California Angels, Texas Rangers, Seattle Mariners, Philadelphia Phillies and Montreal Expos. He also played in Japan and was a member of the Canadian National Team. Rob is presently an advance scout for the Toronto Blue Jays and resides in Tarpon Springs, Florida. He is always on the go so the Terriers really appreciate his time. Rob will be joining the Terriers for a day in Florida to work with the team and provide further professional instruction. The Terriers had 5 invitees to the MLB Bureau camp on Febuary 24th in Mississauga. Jeff Skelhorne-Gross, Brent Mitchell, Brad Furdal, Terrell Alliman and Jeff Hunt were all selected to participate in this exclusive event. Congratulations to all. Now the real fun begins as a full slate of games versus US colleges start in a couple of days in Florida. (See schedule on this website) During their leisure time in the Sunshine State the boys will enjoy poolside activities, the beach, shopping, pro spring training games and a trip to Universal Studios! Visit this website for daily articles and game results from Boca Raton.
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