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Clint Scoles

I grew up on the mean gravel roads of Iowa where I started my love for baseball from the age of 2. George Brett and the voice of Denny Matthews deepened my love even more for the Royals as my father and I spent summers listening to the team on our deck or in the car on our way to or from my little league and high school games. Sports was always the common bond that my father and I enjoyed and the Royals were in the center of that. I currently live in La Vista with my wife, two sons, two dogs and a pair of gross cats where we are grinding through until we can move somewhere warm when we retire. I own Casino Cab Company and Bluffs Affordable Auto Repair in Council Bluffs trying to build my 1% empire. If you are in the area you can find me at Omaha Storm Chasers games on most nights or just follow me on twitter @ClintScoles.

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    Greg & Clint….exactly…we all read the same interview & the other 2 commentors take aways were “Lazy” & my take away was “Learning/maturing”….its just amazing how ppl see things through their own prisms…..on another note I hope if Long Toss worked for John in the past he isn’t aftraid to go back to it w/ this injury….he seems to have changed his view on it to a degree but I really don’t know what his specific past was w/ it outside of reading between the lines in this interview…….

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    Clint Scoles

    Exactly, people forget these guys are 20,21 year olds. I know how flaky I was as a 20-21 year old. I respect John for being so candid and unafraid to blame himself. Most that age are looking for scapegoats or outside factors to blame for things that occur to them. John is open and honest and admits that his shape may have played a factor. I respect how honest he was.

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    Greg Schaum

    Great response Pregnant…..I agree and the thing I really admire about him is that he has recognized what he needs to do

    That says a lot about him IMO

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    I just read this this morning so I know my comment won’t probably be read my chiroclimber or
    brewbaby but as Greg can attest I can’t keep my mouth shut so I’m going to say it anyway….You 2 judgemental readers should just keep those kind of opinions to yourself & thank John for agreeing to do this for Royals fans & most importanly for being transparent! John is 21yrs old & learning…he is a young man, give me a break…you 2 act like your his Daddy or Manager…..I for one thank John for this interview & the honesty in it am still learning to this day what it takes to be a better person physically, spirtually, & in my livelihood & I’m a lot older than John…..go Royals

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    I agree w/ chiroclimber. This guy is clearly lazy and already way behind in his rehab. Its been over a year since his surgery. He should already be in games or very close to it. Instead, he is nowhere near real games and I wouldn’t be surprised if he doesn’t pitch at all or hardly at all this season. The babying of Lamb (as also pointed out numerous times by Rany Jazzerli) is getting to the point of being ridiculous. GET THE DUDE BACK ON THE HILL ALREADY. There is virtually zero chance of reinjury in surgery like this, so just get it done KC.

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    Greg Schaum

    I think you misread that a little bit…he has admitted he was not in the best shape entering ST of 2011…and that lead to the lat issue

    But, as far as TJ I think what he said was he just wasn’t doing the right things to be in a better physical shape…the guy is 6’4 so that weight (230 is not awful) and he is not unlike many minor league players in terms of diet….I assure u (and it drives me crazy) many of our minor leaguers have awful diets so while their bodies may look great the inside doesn’t ….) I think in that month or so he re-dedicated himself and understood what it took to become a better overall Pitcher and that means taking care of one self off the field as well as on

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    I find it interesting that Lamb didn’t keep himself in better shape while recovering from TJS. I was wondering why he seemed behind in his rehab, but his honestly in the interview seems to point to him just being lazy. Being 20lbs overweight and not being mentally prepared to do what he needed to do put Lamb behind the curve in his recovery. You have to wonder how far along he would be if he had kept himself in shape with both his diet and his exercise program.

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