MLBbro Legend Doc Gooden’s Son Dylan Signs With Maryland Football | Four-Star Edge Rusher Continues Family Sports Legacy

MLBbro Legend Doc Gooden’s Son Dylan Signs With Maryland Football | Four-Star Edge Rusher Continues Family Sports Legacy

National Signing Day came and went this week without much fanfare, because of the attention given to the Early Signing Period which takes place in mid-December. But there were still some lingering top recruits who waited until National Signing Day to sign that National Letter of Intent.

 

Dwight Gooden’s Son Signs With Maryland Football

 


One of those was Dylan Gooden, the son of retired MLB pitching legend ‘Dr. K’ Dwight Gooden. Dylan is a four-star prospect who attended WCAC power Our Lady Of Good Counsel and is the 41st-ranked edge rusher in the class.

The talented Gooden chose head coach Mike Locksley and the Terrapins over the likes of Notre Dame, USC, Penn State, Tennessee and others. The addition of Baby Doc gives Locksley and the rising Terps three four-star recruits in the 2023 class, which is good for a 27th-best national recruiting ranking. 

Dylan’s famous dad took to Twitter to congratulate his son.

“Proud of you son,” Doc Gooden wrote.

“The work is just getting started.”

 

 

 


When football season ended, Gooden decided to transfer to Wilde Lake High School located in Howard County, where he resides with his mom. Gooden has joined the basketball team and has quickly become known for his nightly poster dunks.


Dylan Possessed 20 Offers, So Why Maryland?

 


When a recruit possesses the unique ability to rush the passer, they inevitably become a coveted prospect. That was the case for Dylan, who had 20 offers from DI programs.

But why did he choose to stay home and play for the Terps?

 


Proximity

One reason was the ability to play for a school in his home state. 

 


Friendship 

Secondly, it was the lure of playing with high school teammate Neeo Avery, another four-star edge rusher. In fact, Avery and Gooden are the second and third ranked players in the Terps’ 23-player haul.

 


Head Coach Mike Locksley

Lastly, it was the opportunity to play for Mike Locksley who ties to the DMV go back to his days growing up as a young lad in the area. That and the opportunity to play in a defense that showed some real signs of turning the corner last season.

 


The addition of Gooden and Avery give the Terps a very intriguing linebacker quartet with freshman All-American Jaishawn Barham and stud tackling machine Vandarious Cowan. In a supremely tough Big Ten conference these are the types of elite athletes UMD has been looking to land and to have four of them together is a step in the right direction.

 

 


Gooden Comes From Great Stock

 

When your dad is Dwight “Doc” Gooden, being a top-level athlete is probably expected, and Dylan has exceeded that with ease. His dad was an MLB star pitcher, 1984 NL Rookie of the Year, 4X All-Star, NL Cy Young Winner, 2X World Series Champion, MLB ERA Leader, MLB Wins Leader, 2X MLB Strikeout Leader. He also has a no-hitter and holds a career record of 194-112 as a starting pitcher, while starring for the New York Mets and New York Yankees. 

 

 

Now he’ll get to see his son do work weekly in College Park, at raucous Capital One Field at SECU Stadium.

MLBbro Player And Coach Lee Tinsley Transitions At Age 53

MLBbro Player And Coach Lee Tinsley Transitions At Age 53

The baseball world was rocked with sad news of former MLB outfielder Lee Tinsley passing away at the age of 53.

Tinsley was a utility outfielder for five MLB seasons with the Boston Red Sox before being traded to the Philadelphia Phillies and later returning to the Mariners as a player and eventually a coach. 

 

 

Tinsley was also assistant hitting coach for the Cincinnati Reds in 2014-15. 

 

 

After his MLB career came to an end, Tinsley spent time in the Minor Leagues with the Los Angeles Angels and Montreal Expos. He also played in the Mexican League and the Western Baseball League. 

Tinsley cracked the Bigs at the age of 24 in 1993, making his debut with the Seattle.  Tinsley’s career season was in 1995 with the BoSox, when he appeared in 100 games, hitting a career-best .284 with seven home runs and 41 RBI.

Over the course of his five seasons in Major League Baseball, Tinsley compiled a had a career WAR of 1.7. He had a lifetime batting average of .241 and hit a total of 13 home runs, while also driving in 79 runs.

Tinsley began his coaching career with the El Paso Diablos in 2001, the double-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks at the time. He also served as the roving outfield instructor for the Los Angeles Angels during their run to the World Series in 2002.

This MLBbro was a true baseball lifer and he will be missed.

MLBbro Bo Jackson’s Tweet To Damar Hamlin Has Touched The Nation | Bo Knows Just What To Say

MLBbro Bo Jackson’s Tweet To Damar Hamlin Has Touched The Nation | Bo Knows Just What To Say

Support has been received, prayers have been answered and it seems that the worst is behind Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin who finally opened his eyes and is experiencing an amazing recovery following the hit felt around the sports world. 

As NFL play resumed on Saturday night, Hamlin has continued to receive support from some of the biggest names in sports all week. 

Former NFL and MLBbro star Bo Jackson had a stirring message for Hamlin on Friday that really touched the Twittersverse.

 

 

Jackson recalled Hamlin’s “Did we win?” question from when he first woke up. Jackson declared that all of America won when Hamlin woke up after nearly losing his life on the football field.

“Dear @HamlinIsland, The question you asked, “Did we win?” The answer to that is yes, we did win. The very second you opened your eyes, the nation celebrated and cheered. So, to answer your question, hell yeah, we won young man!!” Jackson tweeted.

Jackson’s tweet is going viral with over 2.1M views, nearly 42,000 likes, and over 3,500 retweets.

The reaction to Jackson’s tweet shows us how beloved and respected he still is (the wrong Heisman winner ran for political office in Georgia) and how this Damar Hamlin tragedy turned triumph captivated the entire country.

MLBbro 2022 Rookie Pitcher of the Year | Hunter Greene The K-Machine

MLBbro 2022 Rookie Pitcher of the Year | Hunter Greene The K-Machine

The baseball world has been waiting for the arrival of golden-armed MLBbro Hunter Greene. He finally made his MLB debut for the rebuilding Cincinatti Reds this season and didn’t disappoint. In September, he gave the baseball world and opposing batters a taste of the filth he will be delivering from the hill for the next decade. Greene threw an MLB-record 47 pitches over 100 MPH. Double digit K games are normal for this gold slinger.

While his record was just 5-13 in 2021, Greene showed flashes of his potential dominance, striking out 164 batters in just 121 innings. When the team behind him improves, Green’s win total will elevate, and he will establish himself as one of the premier pitchers in the game. Expect to see some really special appearances from this young gunna in 2023.

 

 

MLBbro 2022 Rookie of the Year | “Money” Michael Harris

MLBbro 2022 Rookie of the Year | “Money” Michael Harris

Despite not making his MLB debut until May 28, Atlanta Braves center fielder Money Mike Harris led all NL rookies with a 5.3 bWAR. Harris electrified the league with his five-tool talents and brought the Black swag back to Atlanta.

 

 

Going back to 2010, the only position players who have won the Rookie of the Year in either league with a bWAR higher than 5.3 were Mike Trout (’12), José Abreu (’14), Aaron Judge (’17) and Pete Alonso (’19). The 21-year-old MLBbro hit .297 with 19 homers, 20 stolen bases and a .853 OPS.