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Lamb moving on to AA

July 27, 2010

Orange County, CA – Last night’s call to my cell yielded fantastic news from the Wilmington Blue Rocks clubhouse from my son, John Lamb. On the heels of only four innings of work during his 21st start of the season the news was simply shocking. The Carolina League affiliate of the Kansas City Royals will not get to see him pitch in Frawley Stadium this coming Saturday. Instead John indicated he will be heading out shortly to join a new set of teammates on the Northwest Arkansas Naturals in the Texas League

This recent move will add yet another cap to his collection for his first full season schedule of professional baseball. Five different uniforms in two seasons for the southpaw are simply hard to swallow, at times. It is very humbling to note that is was a little over two years ago that John was sitting at the kitchen table signing his contract with the Kansas City Royals. He was ready to leave for Surprise, AZ that night to start his journey despite the strict throwing guidelines for rehab of the broken arm. 

What some fans of John Lamb will do for their friends!


Excitement from last night’s call not only made it difficult to sleep for the second night in a row, but John managed to get my wife, Colleen, to cry with joy over the news of taking another step towards his goal. No tears from my eyes just a big grin on my face while watching late night TV. 

I can not emphasize enough that there are many people involved in the career of a professional baseball player, but it always starts with an opportunity. The principle basis for the Lamb family’s gracious attitude towards the Kansas City Royals organization is the fact they continue to give opportunity with this recent move. 

Glad I didn’t book that flight to Philadelphia, this past weekend, to come see him pitch following my coverage of the Area Code games. 


  1. July 28, 2010 00:32

    Well nice Post

    • July 28, 2010 09:11

      Sports Bun,

      Thanks for the visit and comment about the site. Hope to hear from you again soon!

  2. Jay permalink
    July 28, 2010 07:15

    I enjoy reading about your support for your son as he pursues his dream. Don’t let internet hacks take away from that joy. I’m a lifelong Royals fan that can’t wait to see John debut in Kansas City – by the looks of things with the parent club, you may be getting the official cap sometime next summer.

    Keep supporting your son. It’s great to see a dad in his son’s life, proudly supporting his son’s dreams.

    • July 28, 2010 09:24


      I appreciate your kind words and plan to take the lumps along the way. I see no reason to change the intent of this site, but I am fully aware that we will receive a fair share of challenges during this journey…much like my son will during his professional career.

      Hitters don’t always hit them over the fence!

      Pitchers rarely get 3 outs with 3 pitches in an inning!

      I knew going into this there would be some hurdles along the way!

      Thanks for following and also being supportive in your own right with the excitement around the Royals organization!

  3. July 27, 2010 17:03

    To whom it may concern,

    To clear the air here…I received a direct message from Greg Schaum via Tweeter and to my email account at 21:11 last night, prior to publishing my post on this site.

    I assumed the “cat was out of the bag” with John’s promotion, so I edited my initial post and added the appropriate information to share with readers and fans about my son, John Lamb.

    FYI…last time John moved from Burlington, IA to Wilmington, DE it was not made “official” on the league transactions wire until the day before he started on the mound with the Blue Rocks!

    This site is not designed to be the first to get information out…it has simply been set up to provide some of the experiences associated with a professional baseball family and the highs and lows we encounter.

    If this site continues to cause distractions over my son’s career, by rumors, comments, or radio announcements that state… “information can’t be confirmed but John’s Dad said, he is going to AA on his blog….”I might need to just pull the plug and continue to be supportive towards him living his dream and playing in the big leagues, like many other families have done in the past.

    Seriously…this was another high worth sharing, after the message from Greg…for the followers and fans of my son’s career.

    Thanks again to the Royals organization for my son’s opportunity to climb the ladder one more time this year!


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