Jerry Ford, President and founder of Perfect Game, responds to the criticisms of Perfect Game by "The Arm" author Jeff Passan. This is part 2 of a two-part interview with Jerry.
In this 45-minute episode, you'll learn:
- why Perfect Game conducts so many events year-round
- the research that Jerry believes exonerates Perfect Game as the cause of most Tommy John surgeries
- whether all Perfect Game events follow Pitch Smart guidelines
- Jerry's response to Jeff Passan's claims about Perfect Game's critics and the "universal enmity" against Perfect Game
- why the obsession over winning tournaments is a problem, and whether the problem exists at Perfect Game events
- whether Perfect Game penalizes players who do not attend their events
- whether Perfect Game encourages players to attend certain events
- whether Jerry has heard of, or is concerned about, MLB wanting to take over the high school scouting industry
- a fascinating idea Jerry has for the future to cull new and impactful baseball players
Resources mentioned in this episode:
- The 2016 Perfect Game All-American Classic (video)
- The 2015 Perfect Game All-American Classic (video)
- Perfect Game's response to The Arm
- The Arm book
- my interview with Jeff Passan on Session 36 and Session 37
Plus, a pre-announcement of a cool new way to support the show, coming within the next couple weeks.
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