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Interviews reveal humble attitude by the “lefty”

August 27, 2010

Springfield, MO – A humble 20 year-old was revealed after digesting multiple interviews and quotations by John Lamb following last night’s pitching performance in Springfield against the Cardinals, Texas League affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals organization. I am very proud to admit he remains very grounded with the highs and lows associated with the great game of baseball. 

Despite some cellular issues with his phone we did talk briefly following his first Texas League win that had some extra style during the contest. He was, as expected, tired and excited to know that the hard work between starts with some simple adjustments to his delivery helped his performance during the game. He was honestly much more happy with the win than the fact he held the Cardinals down to no hits. Not being very happy with the three walks simply confirms his desire to be better every time he goes to the mound. 

Photo credit - Tony Piazza

 

Earlier this evening we had plans that were disrupted by my wife’s intuition involving the last game of the Northwest Arkansas Naturals series in Springfield, MO. We don’t make it a habit to listen during the days John is not set to pitch, but Colleen was convinced the pre-game broadcast of tonight’s game might be worth listening to. I hate to admit her gut was right, again. John Lamb was interviewed by the Naturals broadcaster, Stephen Davis of ESPN 92.1 The Ticket. Although the emotions could not match last night’s feelings in the living room, there was a tremendous awe from the maturity in my son’s answers. 

The three things revealed from the interview were team, fun and continuing to work towards the goal of winning a championship with the Naturals. Glad to know that he remains grounded with the opportunity to contribute towards a Texas League championship with the Northwest Arkansas Naturals, Double-A team of the Kansas City Royals organization. 

The Naturals did manage to win tonight 5-0 in Springfield off another pitching shut-out gem by starter Everett Teaford (13-3, 3.50), Ben Swaggerty (4-5, 3.86) and Enrique Barrera (3-1, 2.05) all of which held the Cardinals to only 3 hits.   

John shares the same common goal of professional baseball players throughout the minor leagues and that is to play at the Major League level. Lamb, however, did manage to return to the Bowman Hot Sheet after last night’s game, per the Baseball America publication. Being humble reveals the maturity that makes me extremely proud of his professional baseball approach in a highly competitive environment.

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