Recently I updated you on the post-big league career for former Evans star Todd Greene. Now that his playing days are done, Greene is working as a professional scout with the San Diego Padres. His new job gives him much more free time, and Greene is using some of that time to work with young baseball prospects.
Greene will hold his first pair of Todd Greene Baseball Camps next month.
The first will be near Greene's home in Alpharetta, Ga., but for his second event he will come home to Columbia County. On June 23-26 at Riverside Park, kids from the area will get a chance to not only meet one of the best players from our county to ever wear a pair of spikes, but they will also get instruction from a person that baseball people revere for his grasp of the game.
After his playing career ended, several teams offered him the chance to manage at the minor league level. To jump directly to a manager's post without serving as an instructor or assistant is almost unheard of, but that is just a testament to the reputation Greene built while he was a player.
Greene's camp will be for players ages 9-14 and, in addition to Greene, Greenbrier head baseball coach Rodney Holder will serve as an instructor.
Don't be surprised to see another Holder show up to help as well. Greene grew up a few houses down from the Holder family, so he has been lifelong friends with Rodney, as well as his brothers Buddy (now at Effingham County) and Michael (now with USC Aiken).
Man, there was some good baseball in that neighborhood.
If you are the parent of a young baseball player, sending them to this camp will undoubtedly enhance their baseball abilities.
The Todd Greene Baseball Camp
Date: June 23-26
Where: Riverside Park
To register , or get further details, go to toddgreenebaseball.com.
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