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Ryan, Bagwell and Rocket set for camp.

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by ryan17wagner, Jan 29, 2007.

  1. ryan17wagner

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    Two of the Astros' biggest stars from the past will be helping mold some possible stars of the future when the Nolan Ryan Elite Pitching and Jeff Bagwell Elite Hitting Camps begin Monday at Minute Maid Park.

    The camp, which began solely for pitchers two years ago, will feature most of the Astros' top minor league prospects, as well as major leaguers Chris Burke, Jason Lane, Brad Lidge and Chris Sampson.

    Ryan and Bagwell, both special assistants to general manager Tim Purpura, will direct the five-day camp with manager Phil Garner. Ryan is scheduled to participate despite having been hospitalized Friday with an undisclosed ailment.

    Helping assist with the camp will be new Astros pitching coach Dave Wallace, hitting coach Sean Berry, minor league field coordinator Tom Wiedenbauer and director of pitching development Dewey Robinson. Roger Clemens is expected to be involved.

    "Each year you can see more and more the effect it has on the players that go (to the camp)," Purpura said. "Confidence levels and comfort levels increase. You look at guys that have been in the camp and get back here at some point in the season, and they come in with a different point of view.

    "They know how to get to the clubhouse. They know how to get to the field. They've thrown off the mound, and the hitters know where the cages are. It gives them a real look at what it's going to be like to compete in that atmosphere."

    Purpura said although the stands are empty and the camp is not open to the public, having Ryan, Bagwell and Clemens watching the players does ratchet up the intensity.

    "That's pressure right there," Purpura said.

    Among the minor leaguers scheduled to participate are infielders Koby Clemens and Tommy Manzella, catcher Max Sapp, outfielder Hunter Pence and pitchers Troy Patton and Brian Bogusevic.

    Pitchers will throw today, Wednesday and Friday and will work on fielding drills Tuesday and Thursday.

    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/4506550.html
     
  2. Buck Turgidson

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    Full list of invitees:

    RHPs:
    Matt Albers
    Tip Fairchild
    Lincoln Holdzkom
    Casey Hudspeth
    Brad James
    Bud Norris
    Sergio Perez
    Chad Reineke

    LHPs:
    Brian Bogusevic
    Troy Patton
    Chris Salamida

    Catchers:
    Ralphie Henriquez
    Lou Santangelo
    Max Sapp
    J.R. Towles

    Infielders:
    Brooks Conrad
    Koby Clemens
    Chris Johnson
    Tommy Manzella

    Outfielders:
    Josh Flores
    Eli Iorg
    Hunter Pence
    Mike Rodriguez
     
  3. NJRocket

    NJRocket Contributing Member

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    they invited season ticket holders to watch today...wish i could get out of the office
     
  4. Nick

    Nick Contributing Member

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    If he was attending a Yankees pre-season camp, it would be breaking news on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNews, and ESPN.com.
     
  5. MadMax

    MadMax Contributing Member

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    so freaking true.
     
  6. sums41

    sums41 Contributing Member

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    true that
     
  7. bplld

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    Well he doesnt live in NY so obviously yea. I would find it big news too....
     
  8. rodrick_98

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    i hope this works

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  10. ryan17wagner

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    I want that hat! I'll contact my inside people tomorrow.
     
  11. texanskan

    texanskan Contributing Member

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    that hat looks terrible
     
  12. rrj_gamz

    rrj_gamz Contributing Member

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    No sh*t...
     
  13. TheFreak

    TheFreak Contributing Member

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    Not to mention he didn't play for NY last year.
     
  14. ryan17wagner

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    It's better than that gansta all texans or rockets black hat you have...dawg.
     
  15. texanskan

    texanskan Contributing Member

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    All my hats look good, just remember me when "your people" hook you up with Astros playoff tickets because you know I can get extras for you come playoff basketball time in my section.
     

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