Watching a recap of the MLB playoff scores, brought back this memory of College Baseball Hall of Fame Coach John Scolinos from Cal Poly Pomona. Scolinos spoke to 4,000 coaches at a 1996 conference with a point that extended way beyond the ball field. How wide is your home plate?
“You’re probably all wondering why I’m wearing home plate around my neck...I may be old, but I’m not crazy. The reason I stand before you today is to share with you baseball people what I’ve learned in my life, what I’ve learned about home plate in my 78 years.”
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