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Danville is Rookie league A-ball. First stop for many in the org.

Yep. Not quite "the show" but hopefully he gets there.


Cool! Congrats to him and the family.

Is that the Danville just up the street from you in IL? If so, you might have to make some road trips, I assume.




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Is that the Danville just up the street from you in IL?

Danville, VA. Near the North Carolina state line.



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He's in the top fraction of all ball-players. Congratulations.




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Congratulations!

Be sure to keep us posted as he moves in the organization...If he goes to the AA squad we'll try to go see him when they play the Smokies!



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Wow, congrats.
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Best of luck to him. Huge accomplishment, very cool.
 
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Congrats!
 
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Congratulations!

Be sure to keep us posted as he moves in the organization...If he goes to the AA squad we'll try to go see him when they play the Smokies!

I'll echo that. If he moves up to Jackson, there's a chance I'd see him play there.



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How awesome is that!
Hopefully he'll get picked for the majors!





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It's not like there's a lot that get picked to play at that level, congrats!



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thats great

kudos to him



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In the show! Awesome!


Being signed by a major league franchise is no small feat, but the reference to "the show" is reserved for those who actually play at the major league level. Playing for a minor league affiliate, or farm team, would not be considered "the show".

I'm certainly not trying to minimize the accomplishment, and congratulations are definitely in order. I'm just trying to clarify the lexicon. Congratulations to the young man, and I sincerely hope that one day he does make it to the show!


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Still impressive.


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Yahoo, that's fantastic! Now on towards a spot on the team of my childhood, the stl Cardinals! Smile

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Danville is Rookie league A-ball. First stop for many in the org.

Yep. Not quite "the show" but hopefully he gets there.


He is a professional baseball player. That us a HUGE accomplishment. Congratulations.


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That's awesome!
 
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Even single A means your reallly good. Hope he does make it to the bigs.
 
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That's awesome!

For those that aren't huge baseball fans... this is an oversimplification, but generally, the minor leagues have A teams, AA teams, and AAA teams...

The AAA team is usually the players on the cusp of breaking into the big leagues. AA players get called up to AAA ball, and so on. (There are multiple teams or leagues at A level or even below that players can start in or play for specific reasons or instruction)

It is pretty rare for players to move from A or even AA ball right to the majors (except for Mike Trout type talent).

it is very common for players in the minors to move around teams in trade, even elite level talent.

But with that said.... this means he is in the very top group of baseball players in the world.

Good for him, and I hope he does well and gets promoted up the chain.





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Even A ball is far more than most can get to. Congrats!


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