By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications
Todd Cochrane is 57 years old and will be playing in his 24th year in the Puget Sound Senior Baseball League in Seattle, where Todd also calls home. He plays for the Monarchs in the 50-over Everest Division
“I’ve also played in the Arizona MSBL World Series tournaments 19 out of 23 years and have played five years in the Las Vegas Kick-off Classic,” said Cochrane. “When I travel, I play for the 3n2 Rangers in the American or Central Division. I’ve been fortunate to win two rings in Arizona, once in 2007 (35+) and again in 2014 (55+) and have been the runner up for the last two consecutive years, and several other times prior to that.”
Todd coaches youth travel ball while staying busy as an Operations Manager for a Standards Development Company in Seattle.
I asked Todd how his life has been impacted by the current pandemic. “My biggest takeaways from the pandemic is the fact that we’re all in this together globally as humans, regardless of our social stature or political preferences. Everyone has a say in this and can make an impact or help their neighbors through these hard times.
Also, being home with my family and having my kids at home from college these past few weeks have been a priceless silver lining. Spending plenty of quality time with them as adults is something that would have never happened without the virus outbreak.”
What is noteworthy is that Todd created a fantastic baseball workout tool with a little help from the trees in his yard about a decade ago that is perfect for solo workouts during the current down time that allows him to keep his arm and swing in shape.
“It’s been operational for 10 or 12 years off and on and has proven to be quite effective. My son uses it as well and he is now a freshman in college and is playing at NYU. I never have to worry about finding someone to play catch with now that my kids are “out of the house”, although with everything going on, they are now at home finishing their respective semesters virtually.”
Todd has taken the time to post a video of his creation on YouTube and he wanted to share it with the rest of the MSBL nation. HERE is the link to take a look at his remarkable invention. Thanks, Todd!