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  1. mesoslo

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    Hey how do regular joes and janes, try out for professional sports?

    Is there like a walk in try out, for the minor leagues, then you make the team and then get called up to the big leagues?
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    If you can make it past Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson, you get a shot at becoming the next...
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    lol, good one.

    seriously though, is there like a way?

    That kurt warner guy went from groceries to superbowl appearance.
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    how about the dude that went from delivering beer to New Orleans Superdome to making the team as a special teams/returner?


    I think there are open tryouts, but you've got to have some serious credentials to get a true look...
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    Im sure you need a highlight tape.
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    HMMM, higlight tape eh?

    thank you thank you.

    I guess only scouts watch these tapes?

    Is there a way to find out who are scout for what team? is this kind of info open to the public for knowledge?
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    If you are serious about it...try Arena Football first...and see how that is..I am sure if you can make it there..you will get a look-see by clubs. Also, there are a number of semi-pro teams around the country. My stepson may play for one in upstate NY. Although, he just likes playing and has no thought of any pro deal.
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    oh no not football, this is for baseball, see iam a really fast runner, and iam gona try to work on the whole bunt and run thing.

    Iam not 6 foot something with long legs, iam 5'5 but quick and agile.
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    #15 Jersey

    Are you serious? Can you hit a baseball? Thats all that matters. The Tampa Devil Rays have players that hit ok and can score from second on a fly ball. Latin kids hit bottle caps with broomsticks. Can you hit a baseball?
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    Well i wont be winning the home run race for sure.

    I can work on making contact, with the ball, and i can work on my swing.

    iam sure if i can get on base, my speed and threat to steal would be helpful to any team.

    Is there a way i can tell if wether or not i can hit? would sessions at batting cages determine that?
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    #15 Jersey

    There are tryouts all the time by major league clubs. Your speed means nothing unless you have other assets (see hitting a baseball). Ricky Henderson still could steal bases when he retired, and he's old. Like I mentioned, there's kids who hit bottle caps all day, and they also are quite fast. Good luck.
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    Whats the lifetime average of a good batter? .333? .35?

    whats that 3 out of 9 balls throwns are hits?
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    #75 Jersey

    Seriously, dude. If you have to ask questions like this I wonder what chance you have.

    Have you played college, high school, Babe Ruth?
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    this must be a joke
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    that is the problem, i havent played college ball. f u c k u guys

    just close this thread.

    I ask a question, i just want answers not f u k in opinions from seagulls like you.
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    I agree.

    This is painful to read.
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    Baseball..very different...
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    With skin this thin I'm sure you'd be hard pressed to wither the inevitable criticism you'll receive from any endeavor, much less one as potentially harsh as professional sports.

    Better stick to deluding yourself whilst living in your parents basement.
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    Guess I'm a Seagull? :confused:

    The funny thing is I answered more seriously than the question deserved.

    I also said High School and Babe Ruth.

    I was going to say Pee Wee, but I restrained myself. :bricks: :bricks:
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    how old are you exactly? To have any chance of playing pro ball you probably need to be in your early 20s. Also, do you have any baseball experience at all? From my experience, I have never heard of a bunt specialist on a baseball team. You are going to need to learn how to hit. In the major leagues, a .300 hitter is considered very good. That means that on average you get 3 hits out of every 10 at bats.
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