Minor League Mom


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Pam Carey's new book, Minor League Mom, is much more than a sentimental journey. Pam has thoughtfully chronicled not one but two sons who were signed into the Boston Red Sox Farm Teams just days apart. Both boys grew-up in New England playing ball in the neighborhood and in Little League. They were natural athletes with the prerequisite trait of self determination. Their pursuit of the game progressed into high school and later into playing in the Ivy League (Brown and Dartmouth) which were big accomplishments on their own rights. While playing college baseball can be tumultuous, nothing can compare to the highs and lows of being a Minor League Ball Player. Pam and Charley Carey were there every step of the way - and that is what makes the book so interesting. It is written from a parent's perspective. Anyone who has been a parent of boys has probably wondered at least once, "Could my kid make it to the majors?" For most of us that dream slips away rather quickly, but for Pam and Charley and their two sons it seemed it could be right around the corner. So where do you draw that line between manager and coach and supportive loving parent? Undoubtedly you cross it all the time. When do you pursue your own judgment over that of your child? Does the second guessing ever stop, - is it really worth it? Their son Todd summed it up by saying, "I never regretted it for a moment." Which is what you'll say after reading Pam's book.

-Mike Years, childhood friend of Tim and Todd.

Minor League Mom is published by Barking Cat Books and can be ordered through http://www.minorleaguemom.net or any of the places fine books are sold. Read Pam's blog at http://minorleaguemom.blogspot.com

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Minor League Mom

  1. 1. Minor Lague Mom<br />Pam Caey<br />
  2. 2. Pam Carey’s Minor League MomPublished by: Barking Cat Books<br />An openly honest and moving account of a family&apos;s voyage through the minor leagues. Minor League Mom chronicles the blow by blow account of two brothers and their parents as they pursued the fulfillment of their dreams. What does it take to survive the jungle of minor league ball and is it worth it? <br />“I don’t regret one minute of it…” <br />–Todd Carey<br />
  3. 3. An early start.<br />Tim and Todd Carey – baseball shaped their childhood.<br />Cumberland, RI<br />
  4. 4. The Carey’s Grandfather was a St. Louis Cardinal minor leaguer.<br />Baseball was in the blood.<br />
  5. 5. Their Dad grew up playing ball.<br />Charley Carey<br />Fall River, MA<br />
  6. 6. Charley Carey<br />Their Dad (Charley) was named “All New England” for Colby College.<br />
  7. 7. L<br />E<br />A<br />G<br />U<br />E<br />L<br />I<br />T<br />T<br />L<br />E<br />Tim and Todd played Little League in Cumberland, RI.<br />Their dad (Charley) coached the team to the town championship after two years.<br />
  8. 8. “B<br /> A<br /> T<br /> T<br /> E<br /> R<br />U<br />P !”<br />The “Minor League Mom” <br />takes a turn at bat!<br />
  9. 9. You can’t grow up in New England without “ice time.” All Star and Varsity Ice Hockey competed with Baseball during Tim and Todd’s younger years.<br />
  10. 10. Both boys played in the Ivy League.<br />
  11. 11. A constant state of flux.<br />
  12. 12. Minor League living conditions…<br />Sometimes Mom didn’t go inside!<br />
  13. 13. Aerial photo of an A team field. <br />Lynchburg, VA<br />
  14. 14. Pictured here while at a game with her future father-in-law.<br />Todd met his future wife while at AA in Trenton, NJ.<br />
  15. 15. Todd <br />“at work” while at the Trenton, NJ AA team. <br />
  16. 16. Grandparents often traveled to see their grandsons play. <br />
  17. 17. Nostalgia Night <br />AA team - Trenton, NJ<br />
  18. 18. Todd – AA All Star<br />Manager: Ken Macha<br />
  19. 19. The 2nd year at Pawtucket saw Todd traded to the Mets’ AAA team in Norfolk, VA.<br />
  20. 20. Todd’s last stop: Dodgertown<br />Vero Beach, FL<br />
  21. 21. Everybody loves Tommy!<br />
  22. 22. “Mom at work”<br />When the seven year journey through the Minor Leagues ended, Pam began a new journey… Using the journals she had kept; they became the basis of her new book… <br />Minor League Mom<br />
  23. 23. Special Thanks To<br /> KHNL Sports, Honolulu, Hawaii<br /> and <br /> DAVID SCHOFIELD PHOTOGRAPHY<br />
  24. 24. Learn more about Pam<br />and Minor League Mom by<br />visiting these sites:<br />http://minorleaguemom.blogspot.com<br />http://www.facebook.com<br />http://www.youtube.com/user/pamcharley<br />http://www.youthsportsparents.com/users/minorleaguemom<br />Order a copy of the book at:<br />http://www.minorleaguemom.net/<br />