In the spring of 1979, Scott Glanz faced a tough choice: attend the University of Arkansas or join the Chicago White Sox's minor-league system. Scott opted for an education, though three years later another minor-league offer arrived, this time from the then-California Angels. He accepted it but spent most of his 2.5-year minor league career tending to an injured elbow.
Rather than spend his time wondering what if?, Scott brushed off the disappointment by training the next wave of major-league hopefuls at The Bullpen. Along with fellow coaches Randy Whisler and Jimmy Kremers, Scott imparts baseball fundamentals—such as hitting, fielding, and throwing—to first-timers at The Bullpen's Rookie School. Geared toward players of all skill levels, The Bullpen's other services include personalized private lessons, batting practice inside six cages, and plenty of strength-training equipment.
Though he played the guitar for years, Josiah Wiens found himself running up against stalled progress, anxiety over learning new material, and frustration with his lack of advancement. So he threw his ineffective practice philosophies aside and began to experiment with new learning techniques. Josiah eventually hit on a method that dispelled his anxiety while jump-starting his technical abilities and musical sensitivity. Now, he helps both beginners and more experienced players hung up on the same difficulties that plagued him by teaching classes that interweave functional mastery with theory, which deepens spontaneous musicality. He also ministers to the instruments themselves, fixing guitars that have played one too many solos or been given life by fell magic.