Pictured above is my Over 40 Team – Frank Petrucci (Manager), Brad Starobin, Son and Wife.

How Sweet it is to see how Sweet it is!

“For the record, we never broke up, we just took a 14-year vacation.” ~ Eagles Glen Frey quote. I stopped playing competitively after I graduated Boys Latin High School in 1985 and started college @ University of Maryland – College Park.  Hindsight is 20-20.  I had some offers to play NCAA Division I but I rolled the dice and ruined my career.  Instead, I joined the Rugby team and started drinking.  I eventually became a professional lush.

In 2013, I was invited by my son’s baseball coach to play on his “Over Forty” baseball team called the Brewers. Read more @  I later changed leagues and became a “Free Agent” playing for the White Sox and eventually drafted by the Athletics.  Read more @

Living the Dream!

Pictured above is Joe Orsulak, Scott McGregor and Chris Hoiles (left to right)

Top 3 Goals

  1. Have FUN
  2. Do your BEST

Pictured above is Al Bumbry and my son.

Ever since I started coaching back in 1993, I’ve learned these essential expectations. More importantly, it’s much harder to “practice what you preach”. Often I’m guilty of the expression, “take my advice, I’m not following it”. The good news is, I’m healthy and still able to play, run around the bases, throw, catch and best of all hit. Getting a solid extra base hit is almost as good as good as it gets!

Below is the Towson University baseball field that I played on when I attended Billy Hunter Baseball Camp and played for Cockeysville Travel Team.

Personal experience on the diamond

  • TRC Senior Baseball 2017-present
  • Dundalk Over 40 Baseball League 2014-2017
  • Wagners / Harbor Federal – Coach Sheriff Fowble
  • Cockeysville Travel Baseball 1985 (MD State Champions)
  • Boys Latin Varsity Baseball 1984-85
  • John Carroll Jr. Varsity Baseball 1983
  • Yankee Rebels Travel Baseball 1980-83
  • Howard Florist Travel Baseball 1978-79

Grew up in Harford County and played competitive baseball from age 5 till 17. Position(s): Infielder and Pitcher. Full Story One of my fondest memories was participating in the Billy Hunter baseball camp (former Oriole) @ Towson State University when I was in little league. I later transferred to Towson where I eventually went on to earn my Bachelor’s degree. One of biggest regrets is that I did not play baseball in college. Unfortunately, I was too interested in girls and parties.


Mr. Hoover

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