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Rob Butler, left and Rich Butler of the Butler Baseball Academy stand alongside INF Matthew Fabian (Toronto, Ont.) who is headed to Ferrum College

By Bob Elliott

Canadian Baseball Network

If Matt Fabian hasn’t asked the questions, he likely will.

Fabian (Toronto, Ont.) of the Butler Baseball Academy he headed to Virginia to play for the Ferrum College Panthers.

He could ask Rob Butler what it’s like being on the road for the first time -- in 1991 at class-A St. Catharines. And other stops at class-A Dunedin, triple-A Syracuse, triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. triple-A New Orleans and double-A Knoxville.

Or he could ask Rich Butler for advice when Butler went to the rookie-class Gulf Coast Jays, class-A Myrtle Beach, Knoxville, Dunedin, Syracuse, Tampa Bay, triple-A Durham, Seattle, triple-A Tacoma, triple-A Oklahoma, double-A New Haven and independent Niagara Stars.