VBCA Workshop- UVA - Shared screen with speaker view
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Welcome from the VBCA to Conversations with Legends #2. Thank you for participating. Going to be a great night!
Sean Ryan - Benedictine in Richmond!
Bob Woodruff - SYA Diamond Sports
Josh Matheny, Chesapeake-Oscar Smith High School/Tidewater Thunderbirds
Tim Merry - Trinity Episcopal, RVA
Connor Stevenson - Franklin County HS, Rocky Mount
Mike Lillard - Blue Ridge Titans Baseball
David Mitchell - Isle of Wight Academy
Participants- please type up questions for Chris or Coach here in the chat.
What other sports did you play growing up?
With Ryan Zimmerman retiring today, what is the fraternity of former UVa players like in the major leagues?
You come from a Hokie family. You never considered Va Tech?
How has playing at Virginia affected your professional career in the MLB? Also, GO HOKIES!
When did you realize that you could or wanted to play pro ball?
How did you decide to be a utility player turned star with the Dodgers? How did that conversation go with the Dodgers? - the value of playing multiple positions.
I’d like to add to Jack Keleher’s question, How was is at UVA, What was the routine for you everyday because I know it’s more serious than it is in high school so practices are all the time for long hours what were those like?
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What did you major in? How did you balance academics with all the practice and travel? If you don’t mind me asking, have you finished up your degree?
Hey Chris. How do you mentally prepare yourself for a game especially since your in the majors.
Was the change difficult going from a infielder to a outfield that changed the game?
As a high school player, when did it become apparent to you that you could play D1 baseball?
Coach - The Woodruff's give a shout out
You have great swing mechanics. Have your Dodger teammates or coaches influenced your current swing? Can you talk about your hitting routine?
I know its off topic but what is Mookie like?
At both UVA and with the Dodgers, what types of psychology/counseling resources do you have available for your guys?
What is your favorite defensive drills?
How do you deal with the failures and challenges within the game? Can you give us a little about the mental game and the tools that you use
With your approach being to drive balls to right center ( which I like) how does that affect you in getting to the inside pitch?
What type of coaching styles did you prefer? Hard nosed (on you for everything) or more players coach style?
How you in playoffs hitting that walkofff as you were enduring a major struggle at the plate! :-)
Do you find it harder to play infield or outfield at the major league level?
So direction becomes most important?
Let’s give some BIG thank you’s here in the chat to both Coach and Chris! What a great night…
Thank you guys. Awesome stuff!
Thank you guys both!
Thanks so much Coach and Chris! OUTSTANDING!!
Thank you Chris and Coach O’Connor for taking the time!
Thank both of y’all so much for your time
Thank you Coach and Chris for the time out of your day's!
Thanks for giving up your valuable time gentlemen! Very much appreciated.
Also, next Monday night at 8:30 p.m., we'll welcome in Sean Casey.
That was great. Thanks everyone!
Thank you both for your time. This was great!
Thank y'all! Go Hoos and Go Dodgers!
Thank you very much! Appreciate having the opportunity to join this discussion!
Thanks for your time tonight
Thanks Chris & Congratulations on everything you have done
Thanks Guys - Go Hoos
Thank you Coach and Chris for the great insight!
Thank you Chris, go UVA go LA!
Thank you Coach O’Connor and Chris.Awesome stuff
Thank you! Good luck Coach against Bellarmine and good luck CT- hope ST starts soon! #757Baseball
Thank you and good luck to both of you this season!
Thanks Coach and Chris
Thank you! Go Hoos & CT3