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A Good Day at the Office

Written on May 12, 2011 at 7:26 am, by Eric Cressey

Yesterday was a good day at the office for the “Cressey Performers” out there, so I thought I’d devote this “Stuff You Should Read” to the CP cause.

The day technically started off on Tuesday night, when Tim Collins made his Yankee Stadium debut, pitching brilliantly and ending up with a line of 2IP, 0H, 0BB, 0R, and 3K.  You can actually watch the highlights HERE.  What was even cooler for me, though, was watching Tim and Mitch Williams break down his delivery on MLB Tonight, a video you can watch HERE.  There are some great messages for the young pitchers out there.

Wednesday continued with a call-up to the big leagues for CP athlete and Oakland A’s prospect Trystan Magnuson.  Trystan’s an awesome guy and deserves all the success that comes his way; I’m really happy for him.

The day continued with three sparkling performance by CP high school athletes.  Tyler Beede threw a perfect game, striking out 15 and going 2-3 at the plate along the way.

Adam Ravenelle, meanwhile, lost his own perfect game in the 6th inning – but still managed to throw a complete game shutout with 18K and 0BB.  He also had two HR at the plate.

Third, Jordan Cote had two HR and 6RBI – and struck out 13 in a complete game shutout where he only allowed 2H and 0BB.

The strikeout numbers and home runs are great, but to be honest, it just absolutely fires me up to see these three guys throw 21 innings and allow ZERO walks.  Commanding the strike zone – particularly with one’s fastball – is everything for young pitchers and these guys did exactly that yesterday.

Lastly, I gave an interview to Nick Bromberg on the topic of using exclusively jumping rope for fitness, and it was featured on The Post Game on Yahoo Sports.  Check it out.

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3 Responses to “A Good Day at the Office”

  1. Scott Says:


    It’s always great to see when off season hard work produces positive results! Congrats!

  2. Greg R. Says:

    Good things happen when pitchers throw strikes! Awesome job Eric, congrats to these gentlemen!

  3. Tony Says:

    That’s awesome, I love to see all these success stories.

    I also like how Mitch Williams says Tim is built like a wrestler. From what I seen in Tim’s before and after pictures, it wasn’t always that way. Good job Cressey Performance!

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