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"I find it disgusting!"  - Rodger Prolot

“I find it disgusting!” – Rodger Prolot

If he had some reservations about the report released earlier this month to improve the development of hockey in Quebec, sports commentator Roger Broult believes that the situation around baseball in La Belle County must also undergo major changes.

“In baseball, right now, we have a problem, a big problem: we send our guys to play in the States and most of them come back without a degree,” Brolutt blasted hard during his visit to the podcast. Objectives achieved, Wednesday. I find this disgusting. If we send them to the United States, to me, that’s a huge failure, which means we can’t create a strong program in Quebec. It is unacceptable that we have to send our players abroad because at home we did not develop such a program.

Assuming his observations would not satisfy baseball in Quebec, Brulott continued in his position, who also serves as commissioner of the Elite Baseball League of Quebec (LBJÉQ).

“We have players who went to play at McGill University after their stay with us and have diplomas from McGill, it was an example of that. The progress is there, but we have to develop a league in Quebec that takes the players to the junior level. In other words, your AAA dwarf should become a serious development league for our youth. .

Brulotte sees tennis as a role model, with a prime training site for the best players in the discipline.

“We just have to look at the number of tennis players who are out on the world stage and who come from our country…why not have a great training site? [pour le baseball] in Quebec? We don’t have a hockey player, we don’t have a soccer player, we have one in tennis… Where’s the problem?

Canada does not compete

A collaborator on the “Les buts Fill” podcast, Karl Gilinas has eased things up a bit, as he’s the head coach at Diamonds of Quebec, at LBJÉQ, but also with the Baseball Academy Program in Canada, which brings together elite Quebec players.

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“I think this is the way [menant] For the United States it’s still very important to the players, he said. Before you have programs in Canada that are as good as some programs in the United States, it will take a lot of work and a lot of time. I think there are some players who go to the United States in order to go to the United States. They will probably get a better education here and play at the same level as baseball. On the other hand, for the most talented players who attend very good programs, we can’t compete with that in Canada. It’s 100% certain! “

“Playing in the United States during the summer also allows some of the players here to have visibility with the recruits, but sometimes also the opportunity to move from a weaker college to a higher program. … Surely, in the future, be good to offer such a good caliber here. , we are so good that it attracts people to come and watch our players in Quebec.

Pending possible changes, season 76 of LBJEQ should kick off on Saturday with matches in Montreal, Repentini, Trois-Rivieres, Quebec and Coatecock.