The Village School players wanted to show their support for Davenport. Via Vype
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HOUSTON – Every Wednesday, Doug Brotherton and his team have a discussion on a topic at The Village School.
They call it Wisdom Wednesday.
The most recent discussion centered on Alabama high school star Maori Davenport and her situation.
"It led to a great team discussion," Brotherton said. "At the end, I asked the girls if they wanted to do something. They said, 'yes', and we have used this as an opportunity to teach our players how to respectfully use our platform, within athletics."
Davenport (Rutgers-commit) has been in national conversations on her being declared ineligible for her senior year by the Alabama High School Athletic Association over what has turned out to be an administrative error by USA Basketball.
Per The Athletic's Chandler Rome, Framber Valdez plans on both he and the catcher calling pitches this year. He said he “wants to feel more comfortable,” adding “not that I don't feel comfortable with the catchers, but I want to feel comfortable and throw the pitches with more conviction…to feel like I have the game in my hands.”
Framber Valdez has the PitchCom device on his glove as he warms up before the first inning in West Palm Beach. Yainer Diaz is catching him today. https://t.co/tqgmzwfN7r
— Chandler Rome (@Chandler_Rome) March 1, 2024
Is that a good thing? Either way, it seems like a return to form for Framber Valdez is the biggest “what if” for the 2024 Houston Astros.
Be sure to watch the video above as ESPN Houston's Paul Gallant & Joe George discuss.