Registered: Apr 2000
Agreed...I'm sorry to see Jeff go too, he is a nice kid and has a lot of potential, and made an impact in his two years here. But I understand his decision, and he is far from the first to make one like that. I hope it does work out for him. And it is nice that he will get to play in front of his family. They had such a long trip to make to see him here.
The big thing is I hope he will finish his degree. It is something that sometimes doesn't seem that important now when you are 19 or 20 and think about having your whole life ahead of you, but the guys who did get it done, are always glad later on that they did. I have a very good friend, best man in our wedding two weeks ago. He left school early to play pro baseball, but he worked hard for a few years to finish his degree in the offseason. He made it as far as AAA for several years and then retired, and was able to step right into a good paying job, and today he owns his own business (baseball and softball instruction -- if anyone wants I can certainly recommend him as a great teacher and great guy).
For Merrimack, it always hurts to lose a player like Jeff, but it also opens up more opportunities for other guys. He was just one of a number of guys last year who showed they could get the job done on the power play. I think we could see some of those guys step up and take advantage of the opportunity.
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