Crafts for Boys: What to make with your kids
Posted On July 7, 2021
The Washington Nationals have had to learn a new approach to the crafty craft of boy’s craft and craft for boys.
In fact, they’re doing it with their young players, with the team’s first-round draft pick, Austin Romine, going to the Dominican Republic in the 2018 World Baseball Classic, according to MLB.com’s Buster Olney.
The White Sox are one of several teams who are doing similar things in their youth programs, including the Toronto Blue Jays, the Oakland Athletics and the Philadelphia Phillies.
The Philadelphia Phillies have been making the craft a big part of their youth program since the start of the 2017 season, while the Red Sox have been using it as a way to boost their team’s scouting and development.
On Friday, the White Sox and the Blue Jays had their first meeting since the 2018 season ended.
Romine went to the Netherlands with the Blue Jay scouts for two days.
They were on the same team.
“The White House, the President and the First Lady had a chance to meet with me and I was very excited to be a part of it,” Romine said.
The Blue Jays have been working with Romine since he was a teenager.
“It’s been great to have him with us,” manager John Gibbons said.
“He’s one of the best in the league, he’s got so much energy.
I think the White House really helped me get to know him.”
When the White Socks, with whom Romine is on the coaching staff, are at their best, they are the team that’s doing it the most.
They have players like Romine and Ryan Goins, both of whom are from the Dominican.
“He’s just a great kid,” Gibbons added.
“There are so many kids who have been doing it for years that have had such a great impact on their careers.”
The White Sock team has made the craft the centerpiece of their programs, and their players have taken pride in it.
“I think it’s very important for us to do it for our young players,” Romines manager said.
“They’ve always been so good at it,” Goins said.
He and Romine are two of the top players in the Dominican, and they’re both getting good grades in school, but there are other teams that are doing the same thing.
In the past, players like Collin McHugh, Matt Davidson, Ryan Braun, Nick Ahmed, Carlos Santana and Tyler Glasnow were the ones doing the craft for them.
But they’re now on the WhiteSocks.
“We have a really good program,” Goin said.
And with Romines talent, they have a lot of guys that can do it.
Romine’s mom is a teacher in the country.
The White Sox have a team in the U.S. College Association.
And the Red Socks have a youth team.
“I’m really happy to be doing this for them,” Romina said.
They’re just happy to help us grow as a team.