Gerry Truman Ed Smith Larry Prange
A Word from Manager Dinks Lloyd:
Head Coach Larry Prange (The Fungo Master):
The Greenbelt Post 136 Baseball Program has many reasons for having high expectations for the 2004 Legion campaigns. It will be an exciting summer. The coaching staff is ready to climb to championship status.
I would like to express my appreciation to all of the players from last years team that have graduated. I have enjoyed coaching each of you. Good luck in your future and remember the good things baseball has done for you.
Remember, we have the talent to win it all, but we must perform on the field. That means the practice field, as well as game time.
No Matter how steep the incline, the journey begins with one step.
Even a blind squirrel finds a nut.
From the Trunk of Coach Gerry Truman:
My trunk is currently full gloves, bats, helmets and shoes which were left behind after our games during the season. They will be auctioned with the proceeds going to the coaches dugout refrigerator fund. The coaches thank you for your generous equipment donations.
This year, we will be expecting a record number of Home Runs to be hit. As a reminder, Greenbelt will not be supplying personal, autographed baseballs for your trophy cases. Hit the ball into the trees and kiss it goodbye.
Words of Wisdom from Coach Ed Smith:
First and foremost, I would like to articulate some exceptional expressions of mine which has guided me throughout life:
1. Gentleman, you are all outstanding in your field. And that is just where you should be, out standing in the field.
2. Young men, keep in mind as you build your future - don't eat yellow snow.
3. Schizophrenics are never alone. And we're beside ourselves.
4. Cow tipping can be fun but, it's an udder mess.
5. The road of life is always under construction, so make sure to merge gently.
6. Please try the Veal and don't forget to tip the waitress.
7. Why is Swiss cheese a Catholic tradition? Because it's so holy.
Sometime, when you have a moment, step into my office and let me tell you the story about the Private.
Remember players - pay attention to the 3rd base coach but, remember, I give the signs. This is how we won the majority of our games this season.
Furthermore, the next time a player runs past me at first, and does not hit my outstretched fist, I will immediately report to the umpire that you missed the bag. Second time violators will experience that outstretched fist in a completely different manner.
Most important is the acknowledgement and respect of your ranking Superior Officer. I have made it abundantly clear who commands this platoon. There is a reason why you must pass by me at first before you are granted permission to move on.
Yes, and one final obsession. The first base umpire is mine. This is not open to discussion.
The Sounds of Baseball from Coach Big Ed Smith:
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Contact the Coaches:
Manager Dinks Lloyd
Head Coach Larry Prange 240-687-1388
Coach Ed Smith
Coach Gerry Truman