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on Jul 1, 2008
As a parent of a recently graduated senior, I am very worried about this decision. I'm not sure if Peter Colombo is ready for this position yet.
Pete is an fantastic coach.He knows baseball inside and out and loves the game. He instills selfless team playing values.His fundamental baseball approach is why the 2004 team went as far as they did.Ask any of the players who played for him how they feel.The parents don't play for him-the boys do.I can still see today the skills and values that he taught my son.His passion for the game transfers to the players-he deserves a fresh start.
"Paly's new baseball coach is an old one"......hmmm 41 doesn't seem that old to me.
45 is the new 25
I hope Pete can turn the program around. It's been a mess since he left. There is so much baseball talent in the Palo Alto system that it's a shock to see how poorly Paly does.
Paly, with a true ace pitcher in 2004 (Stringer), an excellent catcher (Ford), a couple of true power hitters, some speed, did the job. However, Colombo was also the coach the following year, and the team did not do as well, becasue thay did not have a true ace, or as much power or speed. These things go up and down.
Paly has a good feeder system, but they lose some top players to the WCAL.
It will be quite a while before see another team like that 2004 team, no matter the coach.
Good luck Pete!
Pete is an excellent choice! Great guy, great coach, great person.
Welcome back, Pete!
The New - Old - Coach has another addition....
Old - New - Old.
He is gone again.
Not Fair to the kids or anyone else....Earl - find someone who will stay....not have an emotional letdown or meltdown or as in DJ's case - leave to pursue other interests....or follow umpires to their cars....
No hate mail please, I was there when that happened.
Earl will make his choice. My suggestion is Tony Brewer, a proven performer and coach. Give him some background support for parent and academic issues. Tony is the real deal. Old school and fair, no nonsence. Very consistent.
Does this coach really deserve ANOTHER shot at coaching? He's here, he's gone, he's back, he's gone again! Things were beter off when he was gone and gone from teaching as well! So many breaks for this guy, why does he think he deserves it? Enough already! Tony Brewer is a much better candidate and definatly more stable.
Colombo is an excellent coach with strong morals and an excellent work ethic. Tony Brewer is quick to judge yet Colombo takes time to cultivate talent. His tough exterior is nothing compared to his desire to see his players excel.
I, Max Pinto, had the pleasure of playing for Pete Columbo. He has had a profound positive influence in my life. I hope one day I will be able to give to others what Pete gave to me.
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