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Final thoughts on the season

September 29, 2010

Laguna Hills, CA – With more than a week having passed since the Northwest Arkansas Naturals, Double-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals, captured the Texas League championship, here are some final thoughts over the 2010 professional baseball season for my son, John Lamb. I was extremely happy to see my son’s last start of the season. The fact he was pitching in a post-season environment simply added a little more meaning to the experience.

Video of the final two games for the Naturals!

John has now had the pleasure of tasting the victory for two championships. No champagne was popped over his first one in 2007 with the Midland Braves, but there was plenty of bubbles flowing in the Naturals clubhouse to embrace the fruits of the team’s efforts and Texas League title. Personal awards and honors are always nice but nothing beats a ring.

Our family and friends were extremely excited to see John break this past Spring training camp to embark on his first full season of his professional baseball career. Lamb did not miss a start during this challenge in his baseball development for the Royals and managed to get an extra two starts in the Texas League post-season games. This could have been enough for most, but the statistics that John Lamb compiled throughout this past minor league season were very solid. Sure there were some obstacles met when he arrived in the Texas League and his numbers were adjusted so. However, his last start during the third game of the Texas League championship series should offer a positive outlook on the entire season for my son during this off-season.


Link to John Lamb statistics!

Photo credit - Eric Gallo

John’s family and friends have been extremely supportive during the early stages of his professional baseball career. The Fall and Winter months ahead will offer many of us the opportunity to spend time with John away from the ballpark to reflect over his fabulous season and progress within the Kansas City Royals farm system. Currently there have been no official announcements about any specific plans for the southpaw during the next few months other than some rest and the obvious conditioning programs.

Next stop for the Lamb family is Kauffman Stadium for this Friday night to see John Lamb put on a suit and tie for his Paul Splittorff award presented before the Royals and Rays game.


  1. glp permalink
    September 30, 2010 00:08

    Glad to hear that rest seems to be the offseason priority; John threw a ton for a pitcher in his first full pro season. While it would have been nice if he could have joined the others in Puerto Rico or Surprise, I think this is a better plan. Hope he’s feeling good and that there are no concerns.

    Enjoy your visit…it’s been a ridiculously wet September, but it appears we have a gorgeous weekend planned for you. Keep in touch once in a while over the coming months.

    • September 30, 2010 09:44


      I also fully agree with the rest approach during the off-season. No concerns and he says he feels good with the time off.

      Glad the weather seems to be cooperative for the Futures Night at the “K.”

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