Nov
1
to Nov 22

Black Sox Enter team in the Hudson River League in Houston

The Black Sox will host their 2nd Hudson River League team after the 2016 campaign signed over 10 players and promoted some to other leagues.

The 3 week camp will be run by Joe Torre and Pecos League Staff. Last year 4 managers selected over a dozen players for the 2017 Pecos league season. This year the event is back in Houston where it started and there will be more players and coaches involved.

Since the Black Sox are running it, we are sending some of our Staff to Assist with the event.

Current Roster:

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Mar
22
8:30am 8:30am

Black Sox enter team in Pecos Spring League

The Black Sox will host their 1st ever Pecos Spring League team after the 2016 campaign signed over 10 players and promoted some to other leagues.

The 3 week camp will be run by Joe Torre and Pecos League Staff. Last year 4 managers selected over a dozen players for the 2017 Pecos league season. This year the event is back in Houston where it started and there will be more players and coaches involved.

Since the Black Sox are running it, we are sending some of our Staff to Assist with the event.

Current Roster:

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Apr
16
to Apr 20

Black Sox Report to Pre-Season Training In Florence Kentucky

Black Sox report at 9am and begin camp for the week at our FREEDOM headquarters for the Frontier League part of the trip.

Workouts will be every morning, as well as a scheduled time to hit in the cages and lift weights. There is a hotel deal if you and roomate (s) want to share, let me know.

We will have off the day before the draft to travel on Sunday. We would like to do as many live at bats early in the week as we can to prepare for next Monday-Tuesdays draft.

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Apr
23
to Apr 24

Black Sox attend Frontier Draft

In 2016 we showed up with over 50 players, 25 were asked to stay the second day and 3 were drafted. 1 finished the season and lasted the entire year (Brian McKenna)

There will be a meeting after day 1 and camp on day 2 for players that are cut.

Please contact me if you plan on attending.

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Apr
27
to Apr 28

Black Sox 2 games vs Southern Illinois Miners

Miners Manager Mike Pinto signed 3 players from last. years tours and doubled his schedule with us this year and was the first to call and schedule. All 3 (Parish/Lashley/Remington) finished the season with the team and Jesse Remington will report to their 2018 Spring Training

There will be a deal for hotels the night before and after game 1. After the 2nd game we will head to Florence for 2 games vs the Freedom. You can stay in Southen again if you want.

 

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Sep
2
10:00am10:00am

Black Sox Evaluation tryout Florence Kentucky

Be there 9am. Tryout is at the Florence Freedom in Florence Kentucky. The first mission, should you choose to accept it, would be to find your way to the ballpark via GPS without asking me where it is.

Pants are preferred, but it's your world. Ground balls, BP, live pitchers vs hitters and evaluations from Florence Freedom/TBT Black Sox Staff.

Payment must be made ahead of time and in full to either the Venmo or Paypal TBT Account in order for us to be able to plan the day accordingly.

$100 - 1 day

$150- 2 days

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Sep
1
11:00am11:00am

Black Sox Evaluation Tryout Florence Kentucky- 2 days

Be there 10am. Tryout is at the Florence Freedom in Florence Kentucky. The first mission, should you choose to accept it, would be to find your way to the ballpark via GPS without asking me where it is.

Pants are preferred, but it's your world. Ground balls, BP, live pitchers vs hitters and evaluations from Florence Freedom/TBT Black Sox Staff.

Payment must be made ahead of time and in full to either the Venmo or Paypal TBT Account in order for us to be able to plan the day accordingly.

$100 - 1 day

$150- 2 days

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Aug
19
9:00am 9:00am

10am DH vs Reno Astros @ Winter Chevrolet Stadium (be there 9am)

There will be no break in-between games so come with a snack. Outside players must have fees paid before the game on Venmo or Paypal to participate. Prices vary depending on Professional Status.

Reno is a challenging travel team from Nevada who travel around the country and play at a very high level.

Players will be looked at from the Pecos League, free agents and for inactive players in the Northern California area.

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Aug
14
to Aug 31

Black Sox workout players from leagues that are finishing...

This is when players arrive to workout for teams to get a jump on 2018, and to possibly get signed somewhere to end the 2017 season. These players often are available when there is a need in a top 4 league in the country especially for teams out of the race and out of moves. Our players can move on demand and are trained to carpool and take advantage of living situations we have set up across the country.

Players are taking BP, facing live pitching and hitting vs Professional Players from around the USA. They are being given advice and some considered for the league at the deadline and even after, as teams are allotted moves for promotions and injury.

Joey Randazzo signed with the Pittsburg Diamonds promoted from the Kentucky derby

Alex Fishberg signed with the Vallejo Admirals after Frontier League release

Eli Garcia signed with the Vallejo Admirals after Frontier League release

Cameron Monger signed with the San Rafael Pacifics after American Association and Can-Am release.

This is a top 5 league in the country and a place to continue playing for Veteran players looking to get picked up. There is no age limit and experience wins in a 4 team league.

 

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Aug
4
to Aug 10

Black Sox/Pacific Association Tryouts, week after Pecos Season

Pecos League players can tryout for the Black Sox and get a jump on their 2018 season and even have a chance to get picked up and promoted for the 2017 season depending on how they show and what their plans are.

Black Sox players (those who have been to Florida/SpringTraining/ProBall) will workout for FREE

All other players who want to participate in the week-long tryout can pay $100. This will include batting practice, bullpens, live hitting vs pro hitters in front of all Pacific Association Teams.

Short simulated games will also be played against players on the Inactive List for for each team and if players want to stick around there is more traveling and games to be played to finish out the season out here.

Those who are seriously committed should contact me for information on housing and transportation in the area.

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May
30
12:30pm12:30pm

vs Pittsburg Diamonds @ Los Medanos College Baseball Field (Leland Avenue)

Be there 1230pm for 2pm game. No BP, hit in the cage it will be open early.

Pitchers: Moberly/LaPerna/Perez/White/Boyle/Chapman/Spriggins/Coleman-Goodman/Cazarez/Guittierrez/Eshelman/Orozco/Ilozando/Jones/Leyva

Pos Players: Okazaki/Gyrion/Kovalsky/Randazzo/Muller/Kochiss/Singzon/Sherman/Kennedy/Dumas/Hendrickson/Villanueva/Black/

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May
28
12:00pm12:00pm

Sunday is now and OFF day

Sunday is an off day. If you want to watch Pittsburg @ Vallejo that game is at 12pm.  You may see some of our team in this game.

Sonoma is also playing vs San Rafael. Bierdzyksy and Sharabi are throwing.

Get rest before 3 games in 3 days with BP most likely before each one.

 

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May
27
9:30am 9:30am

Black Sox vs San Rafael Pacifics 11am (Pacific Association) @ Napa Community College

Game 2 vs Pacifics, morning game after a night game leave wherever you are at 8am

Game is at Napa Community College and there is a huge event called Bottle Rock going on so if you dont leave by 8am you will not make the game on Saturday.

Drew will be your contact for this game.

Pitchers: Fortuno/Boyle/Hiro/Eshelman/Orozco/Spriggins/LaPerna/Chapman/

Position Players: Sheridan/Randazzo/Black/Sherman/Villanueva/Hendrickson/Spriggins/Kochiss/Kovalsky/Okazaki/Gyrion/Kennedy/Dumas/

 

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May
26
10:00am10:00am

vs Pittsburg (12pm) and San Rafael (705pm) (DH 2 diff fields)

Black Sox 12 pm game @ Pittsburg @ Contra Consta College Baseball field be there 10am

2600 Mission Blll Road, San Pablo-Hit in the cages before the game

Pitchers: Spriggins/Perez/Hiro/Jones/Chapman/Cazaras/LaPerna/Coleman/Ilozando/

Position Players: Randazzo/Villanueva/Black/Sherman/Hendrickson/Spriggins/Singzon/Kennedy/Kochiss/Dumas/Okazaki/Orozco/Sheridan/Rosario/Kovalsky

Black Sox 705pm game @ San Rafael @ Arnold Field be there 5pm

Pitchers: Moberly/Orozco/Eshelman/Remington/Jones/Guitierrez/

@Position Players: Sheridan/Okazaki/Black/Sherman/Villanueva/Hendrickson/Kennedy/Kovalsky/Dumas/Spriggins/Orozco/Kochiss/Torre/Rosario

Saturday morning is an 11am game at San Rafael, be there 930am. There will be no BP

We are off on Sunday, get some rest, PIttsburg 3 times next week.

 

 

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May
25
10:00am10:00am

Black Sox @ Vallejo (game 1 vs Vallejo, game 2 of series)

 

10am workout @ Sonoma Peterson Field be there 9am :  Sharabi, Bierdyzelewski, Randazzo, Muller

12pm game@ Pitt @ Los Medanos College Baseball Field be there 9am: Calby, Lara, Boyle, Gyrion

12pm game (7inns) @ Vallejo @ Dan Foley Park in Vallejo, be there 10am, BP 11am-1130.

Pitchers: LaPerna, Eshelman, Orozco, Spriggins, Chapman

Pos Players: Spriggins/Okazaki/Black/Sherman/Singzon/Hendrickson/Dumas/Kovalsky/Kochiss/Sheridan/Villanueva

 

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May
24
9:00am 9:00am

vs Sonoma (1st Pacific Association Spring Training Game) 11am be there 9am

(Sonoma is the same lot as the Sonoma Police Station. would be a good day to ride clean to the game)

11am game @  Peterson Field Sonoma, be there 9am(830 if you have issues) to handle uniform numbers and square up with Drew. I expect you guys to cover helmets, uniforms, pitching charts, score book and help Drew Coach the bases as he needs to speak to Yoshi about who you guys are as the game goes on. Please swing in count, throw strikes, no extra outs on the bases.

**Everyone must stick with their uniform number from tomorrow on, we have 25 guys or less so it should work without switching, do not switch numbers, these are what i am emailing the teams***

930 warmup on field, there is no BP. Each pitcher will throw 1 inning at least.

Players to be in Pittsburg at Los Medanos College Baseball field at 9am are: Fortuno, lara, Calby, Perez, Boyle, Gyrion, Garcia for a 12pm game vs san Rafael

We will be at Perks Sports Academy tomorrow from 4-9 (anytime in there) to workout and lift and hit. Please help the kids with practice and training if you are in there. Make sure you get rest before Vallejo Thursday and then Back-to-back double headers on Friday and Saturday

(note for Thursday has been changed to a 12pm game at Vallejo, be there 10am, will update for tomorrow)

 

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May
23
4:00pm 4:00pm

Tuesday Schedule (Pittsburg ST-Perks Workout-Housing)

Sheridan and Okazaki need to be

Fortuno, Eshelman, Calby, Perez, Lara andcan workout in the morning with Pittsburg at Los Medanos College Baseball Field. Be there 9-915, be ready for BP 945-10am
, scrimmage at 12. Guitierrez will throw 1 inning in the scrimmage. Kovalsky will catch when he gets in from tjhe airport.

All other players should meet at Perks Sports Academy in Antioch between 4-9pm to figure out housing logistics for the guys who are coming in today.

Players that arrive Tuesday :

Kennedy (can fit 2 possibly in his place but you need to talk to him) arrives in the afternoon and will have a car.

Joseph Jones (gets in 9-10pm) Kovalsky (comes to the field in Pitt) Kochiss (220pm lands in SF) All 3 need a place to stay. Spriggins gets in 1255pm) Gyrion gets in around 11pm

 

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May
22
4:00pm 4:00pm

Practice/Workout at Perks Sports Facility in Antioch CA

Hitting, throwing and lifting at Perks Sports Facility in Antioch CA

Facility is usually busiest from 5-7pm.

There is practice with the 12U team tomorrow for Coach Bill if you guys want to help out and start getting a foot in the door.

Save your bullets as we are already thinning in pitching, having signed 2 more players today and other players already being recommended for starts. We will have a rotation down by tomorrow.

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May
13
to May 14

American Association Game vs Fargo Moorhead Redhawks 2pm (Final Big 4 Game)

Game is at 2, be at the ballpark at 11am- take care of Clubby Dues and Uniforms by 11am

Fargo is a great organization and the team takes care of our hotels every year and feed us well.

We have played them close in the last 2 years and look to get over the hump this year. Last years game was on the radio and drew a great crowd and the year before was on TV in the local area.

 

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May
11
to May 15

Pecos League Tryouts

  • Hollywood Stars-Los Angeles, California May 11, 2017- 9 AM PST
  • Pecos League Central Tryout-Houston, Texas May 13, 2017 1PM CST
  • Tucson Saguaros Tryout-Tucson, Arizona May 15, 2017 9AM PST

My guys who need jobs at this point in the trip should attend these tryouts. This is a good chance and if you tell me you are going in advance we can try to work it out.

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May
8
11:00am11:00am

Black Sox vs Cleburne/Grand Prarie

Game 1 vs Cleburne 11am

show n go, be there 830 if you have to take care of dues or other fees. Clubby is $10 for 3 days for meals after games and showers.

Uniforms numbers must be sorted out by 9am/ Starters On field 10am

Game 2 vs Grand Prairie 7pm

BP TBA, No Clubby however we can use the clubhouse. There is a bar in left field for after the games.

 

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May
6
10:30am10:30am

Game 2 vs Washington Wild Things

Game 1 is usually early and we played 2016 in Front of thousands of fans as all the schools come in to watch the game.

Last year we drove directly to Fargo after this game. Be ready for a hike. This year it could be Texas or middle of the country before Fargo.

Local Players should plan to attend the Washington Wild Things games. We will be trying players out in the pre-gameson game 2 the Saturday game and seeing who we are going to take with us the rest of the way.

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May
5
1:00pm 1:00pm

Games vs Southern Illinois and Washington in same day!

Coach Rosario will take 1 crew to Washington and I will stay in Southern Illinois and meet the next day.

The Miners game will be at night and the Wild Things game will be during the day.

We will leave after the Miners game and drive to Washington to catch the double header the next day. Some players will stay back and wait for the American Association series to start.

The drive is 9 hours, so this is where we need to plan to split if you are going to Pecos Spring Training or to another league or will wait for the American Association and Can-Am Series to start.

The players from the SI Miners game will head to Texas. The Washington crew will head to Rockland.

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May
2
to May 3

2 Games vs Normal Cornbelters

We will try to play early in Kentucky so we can get to Normal at a decent hour, and hopefully play game 1 later, and game 2 earlier again (same format as previous cities) so that we can maximize our rest.

We did not stay in Normal last year, so I will figure out the team hotel deals and start looking on airbnb for places.

We will leave Normal after game 2 on Weds and drive 4 hours to play vs Southern Illinois so that we can get some rest before a an off day-which will serve as a practice day.

 

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