In the old days they used to call folks like this “the genuine article” or “the real deal”. That’s what you get when you meet ABCA Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes. He is one of the most respected coaches in the game, but he strikes you as just a plain ol’ good guy — the uncle that you always like to visit on vacation. Dusty is a baseball lifer. As he sees it, baseball is a family and it’s really difficult to step away. That’s why, after a hall of fame career at the University of North Florida (taking them from NAIA to NCAA D2 to NCAA D1), he’s still helping out where he can — this spring with Flagler College or off and on with the Milwaukee Brewers farm system. And talk about a fount of wisdom! We only began to tap his knowledge during this brief chat.
Photo credit: University of North Florida Athletics
Intro Music: Matt’s Blues, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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