The current Sea Dogs received a great surprise this past week. Three former Sea Dogs, who have moved up to professional baseball, came back to coach. Chad Smith (Oakland Athletics Organization), Matt Koch (Minnesota Twins Organization) and Steve Selsky (Cincinnati Reds Organization) got to work closely with the team.
Chad worked with the Pitchers, showing them everything from grip to pitching from the stretch. Matt worked with Catchers, focusing on blocking, receiving, and footwork. Steve put the Outfielders through their paces by working on catching flyballs and proper positioning. It was a lot for the kids to take in, but they easily proved capable.
The coaches showed great character in coming back to their roots and working and talking with all of the players. It was a practice most won’t forget.