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Program 15 National Events: What They’re Saying (Chris Pool, Louisiana Knights)

May 15, 2017

As part of a weekly series of stories leading up to the Program 15 New Balance Future Stars Series upcoming national events in Houston, FutureStarsSeries.com spoke with Chris Pool, director of baseball operations and tournament logistics for the Louisiana Knights, about being involved.

“Any time we can get our guys an event that is held a wonderful facility and obviously when coaches or professional scouts come out to watch, that’s always a big deal. We preach to our guys non-stop that you never know who’s watching and word spreads quickly. We try to instill in them that attitude of if there’s nobody in the stands, so what. Let’s go play as hard as we can. If they buy into that, when we do get into these big events and especially something like this national event in Houston, these guys are already accustomed to that mentality, and it should all come naturally to them and put them in a place where they have an opportunity to show what they can do.”

Mike Ashmore

Mike Ashmore

Mike Ashmore is a veteran baseball writer with 15 years experience in the business.He's covered the last four World Series, and has also worked everything ranging from the MLB All-Star Game to the World Baseball Classic.In addition to his role working for Program 15, the 34-year-old New Jersey native currently serves as the beat writer of the Somerset Patriots of the independent Atlantic League as well as national hockey writer and New York Giants beat reporter for The Trentonian.Ashmore has worked the Super Bowl, Stanley Cup Final, Frozen Four, Daytona 500, major UFC events and much more as he approaches 2,000 games covered in his career.
Mike Ashmore