Living the Dream: An Inside Look at the Marysville Drakes and the Pecos League
Welcome back to Wellness Wednesday! Today, we chatted with Bill Rogan, the manager of the Marysville Drakes of the independent Pecos League.
The Pecos League, one of the longest standing in all of independent baseball, is entering into its 13th season. It continues to be a platform for talented players; players that may not necessarily be on the radar of affiliated MLB teams. They can showcase their skills while they continue to pursue their passion for the game. It offers a unique opportunity for athletes to compete at a professional level outside the traditional minor league system.
Before we dive into our interview with Bill, I wanted to take a moment to provide an update on our #runningforacause initiative. So far this month, we have completed 8 runs, covering over 18 miles / 29 km. Every step we take brings us closer to making a difference and supporting mental health. Please continue to spread the word and keep mental health at the forefront of our minds, not just during Mental Health Awareness Month, but every day. Together, we can create lasting change and support those who need it the most.
Rogan, an experienced baseball guy, deeply involved in the game at various levels for decades, provides valuable insights into the league’s significance. We connected with Bill a few months back when he was searching for a knowledgeable business person to work with players he coached who were aspiring to reach the next level in their professional baseball careers.
During the interview, Bill shared his experiences and discussed how the Pecos League serves as a stepping stone for players striving to make it in the world of professional baseball. He highlighted the league’s commitment to nurturing talent, providing opportunities for growth, and enabling players to continue pursuing their dreams.
The Marysville Drakes enter their inaugural season under Bill’s guidance. You can guarantee they will exemplify the spirit and dedication of, not just the players on the field, but the league.
Link to interview below