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Time to clear the air

January 8, 2011

Laguna Hills, CA – The recent trip home by John Lamb during the holidays was a welcomed block of time with my son and always special under the circumstances surrounding his professional baseball career and mine. John left for the drive back to Surprise, AZ early Tuesday on the heals of his official invite to Big League camp in the Spring and me having cornered him for some autographs on his fan mail… now it is time to clear the air. The household is under tremendous pressure and fear from dealing with my ongoing injury/disability. My inability to drive commercially has been in peril since December 2009. Surely baseball continues to be the households savior of optimism for a brighter day over the horizon not only with Kansas City Royals and my son, but the Florida Marlins and my scouting career.

While continuing to learn about the business of professional baseball undergoing my fourth independent contract with the Florida Marlins, the last 13th months have been physically challenging doing even the most basic daily things. Add up the unbearable pain, lack of employer accountability, getting fired from a dangerous, yet great driving job hauling gas and waiting for the Workers Compensation claim system to unfold so I can get better and you might understand why I’ve started feeling like I’m a little cuckoo. Not looking for any pity here, just another good civil/personal injury lawyer that wants to think outside the box and take on a giant in Goldman Sachs, the financial principle behind KAG West, LLC. Enough about the crap we sometimes step in walking, or running, through the path of life…it’s almost the most wonderful time of the year…baseball!

The official release by the Kansas City Royals on Monday of all the non-roster invites to the Big League Spring training, was a pleasant shock and must be considered as a fantastic opportunity for John, and other Royals farm-hands, to develop from the experience. We will continue to count the days for the start of Spring training and the experiences of hoping to get a glimpse of him throwing in the stadium soon. Sure glad our family has the experiences of professional baseball to hang our hats on and we’re looking forward to Fan Fest in just a couple of weeks in Overland Park, KS at the Convention Center to embrace our son getting the Paul Splittorff Award for the 2010 season. Hope we can get there for all the festivities and experience.

  1. Jeff permalink
    January 9, 2011 00:30

    Best wishes dealing with your injury. I hope it ends with a positive conclusion.

    The baseball season can’t come soon enough! Fan Fest has now become a beacon of light for diehard Royals fans. Fortunately for the fans it signals that light is around the corner and the spring is about to bring baseball back to us!


  2. Jaguar permalink
    January 10, 2011 01:41


    Glad that i mustered up the courage to leave a comment. Its so much easier having recognized that you are very sincere & interactive. I will continue my prayers for you and others who deal with everyday hardships that are even more prevalent of late.

    I am very excited and anxious to head out to Spring Training! I feel as if it is almost criminal to have so much talent present in the system, to possess the #5 overall selection in a rich 2011 rule 4 draft as well as another potential high selection in 2012 on top of that. Having said that, I’ve got my tickets and am ready to see John out there in a few weeks!

    Stay strong and healthy sir!


  3. January 10, 2011 22:03


    Thank you for warm thoughts…I am very confident that better days are ahead with, or without, the continued physical challenges.

    Please be sure to extend your hand in Spring training and say hi.

    Wish you and yours well.

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