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Offline varoadking

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Good News Thread
« Topic Start: April 23, 2021, 12:20:13 PM »
I thought we had one of these...but couldn't find it...

Anyway, this story is reason enough to start one...

Nick is the son of a fella that I hired back in the day that still works at the company I retired from in 2014.

Nick won the MLB version of the Punt/Pass/Kick Virginia competition for his age group back in 2013, IIRC, and we saw him honored for that achievement on the field at Nats Park that summer.

He's really pretty accomplished at this point in his "career" and I'd like to think we'll see him playing in Nats Park one day...regardless of what MLB uniform he may be in.

https://richmond.com/sports/college/teel-nick-biddison-is-a-true-utility-man-hes-played-six-positions-for-the-virginia/article_cd63d1fb-00c3-5a1a-b2ef-8034840c2477.html#utm_source=richmond.com&utm_campaign=%2Fnewsletter-templates%2Fbreaking&utm_medium=PostUp&utm_content=c00caed42659c61aaa1a23c7d6c1e66535adcb00

Offline dracnal

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Re: Good News Thread
« Reply #1: April 23, 2021, 02:44:52 PM »
Sounds like he's got a really good head on his shoulders when it comes to dealing with adversity, and the ability to honestly self-assess what is going well, what needs work, and what to do next. I'm awful at remembering names, but would enjoy hearing more about his career as it develops.

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Re: Good News Thread
« Reply #2: April 23, 2021, 04:09:36 PM »
That's a great story, thanks for sharing.

For every player who makes it to the majors there must be 100 who had a chance but who went down with injury issues. A friend of mine's son signed with a big-name D1 program out of high school as a lefty starter topping out at 92 MPH.

Two years, and UCL and shoulder surgery later, he just threw in his first live game since he got hurt before his freshman year, only now he's at a JuCo trying to work his way back to D1 or a long shot chance of getting drafted.  His college program pulled his scholarship when he got hurt.

Offline Natsinpwc

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Re: Good News Thread
« Reply #3: April 23, 2021, 04:58:36 PM »
I can't read the article as it's behind a paywall.  I am sure he is a good dude as most Hokies are.  Their team is much improved this year.

Offline varoadking

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Re: Good News Thread
« Reply #4: April 23, 2021, 07:50:01 PM »
I can't read the article as it's behind a paywall.  I am sure he is a good dude as most Hokies are.  Their team is much improved this year.

Cut and paste the link into an incognito window...

Offline JCA-CrystalCity

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Re: Good News Thread
« Reply #5: May 04, 2021, 02:04:32 PM »
sticking this here for max publicity.

Crystal City vax site is now taking walk-ins through the end of the week, when it will shut down.  They are open 9 AM - 7 PM inside the underground behind We the Pizza.  If you remember far enough back, this is the old Safeway location.  I believe they are just offering Pfizer. 16 an up, 16 7 17 year olds need a parent.