Archive - Jun 6, 2013 - Sports Article
LINCOLN â€“ In a spring season that has seen their son operate in a fishbowl and subjected to seemingly never-ending interactions with pro baseball scouts, Nick Zammarelli Jr. and wife Lisa have been with Lincoln High senior standout Nick III every step of the way.
The journey leading up to Major League Baseballâ€™s first-year player draft has been part eye-opener, part draining ordeal. Frequently, the player's dad has been forced to deal with endless questions from talent evaluators, all of them clamoring to know about Nick and what his future plans may entail.
PAWTUCKET â€“ PawSox manager Gary DiSarcina experienced one side of Major League Baseballâ€™s draft when he served as the Angelsâ€™ on-site representative during the televised portion of the 2011 edition.
Sitting in a studio room at MLB Networkâ€™s Secaucus, N.J. headquarters, DiSarcina turned in the card that contained the name of the player that the team would select with its first-round selection.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Thereâ€™s no doubt that getting drafted into professional baseball ranks is a pretty significant milestone. Yet as several inhabitants of the PawSox clubhouse explained earlier this week, there are several behind-the-scenes variables that are just as important as learning your name has been called.