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A little Lamb on Baseball America.

July 19, 2010

We all have routines we seem to follow and one way to open your eyes quicker than that 3rd cup of coffee is to see your son’s picture on the front page of the Baseball America website. Although the same article was mentioned a couple of days ago following an email from his agent, Andy Shaw, John Lamb has received a little attention from his recent string of scoreless innings in the Advanced Class A level Carolina League playing for the Wilmington Blue Rocks

This year has provided his family and friends plenty of opportunity to smile during Lamb’s first full season of professional baseball competition. Sure, he played last year in his first professional season after the 2008 auto accident injury that prevented him from playing his senior season in high school, but it was a short Rookie level year. We have smiled ever since his phone call home earlier this year which indicated the Kansas City Royals were allowing him to “break spring training camp” and similar smiles continue today with his name sitting on top of the ERA leader board throughout Minor League Baseball.

John Lamb pitching earlier this year in Burlington, IA

Getting brutally honest though, it really doesn’t matter where he is on the statistic boards or what uniform he is wearing today because my smiles are generated from knowing that my son is living his childhood dream of playing professional baseball, thanks to the Royals.

Next Wilmington Blue Rocks start for Lamb is set for this Wednesday in Myrtle Beach against the Pelicans at 7:05 ET. Go catch the radio broadcast on the Blue Rocks website by clicking through the picture below!



  1. July 19, 2010 13:40

    After going back and forth on FB, I looked up much of your sons info…I only wish the best to him and hope to see him pitch one day, either around the Carolina league, which would be in MD or DE since I live in NJ, or in other leagues…the Majors would be nice.

    • July 19, 2010 15:21

      I appreciate your kind words and hope you get the chance to see him pitch in the Carolina League, as well. We have yet to schedule our trip to see him play this year, but we always look forward to the chance to see him pitch. The great thing about Minor League Baseball is most organizations offer the chance to listen to games on the Internet, or you can pay the modest fee and watch on for some teams. We did have the luxury last year to watch him on during his assignment with the Idaho Falls Chukars…that was pretty nice. Thanks for the visit and comment.

  2. Frederick permalink
    July 21, 2010 19:21

    John “Son of Sam” Lamb is takin’ ova like The Illuminati.

    I had the man in my top 100 prospects going into the year; called him Brett Anderson-lite.

    Knew we had something special here and his stuff would continue to improve.

    Loved the glowing reports of his poise and command going into the season.

    • July 21, 2010 23:27

      Thanks for the support, visit and comment on the site. Hope to hear from you again, soon.

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