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Dreaming of “the bigs”

Parents play vital role in son's goal to "rub elbows" with Magic Johnson

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(Ed note: Bakersfield Life Magazine asked me to contribute a column for their January issue. It needed to be relevant to local readers. I am copying it here.) January is a time to celebrate… baseball. –I know, Christmas lights are still twinkling, resolutions are being professed, but preparations are already underway for Opening Day’s first pitch. Ask Bakersfield’s own “little leaguers” of Northwest and Southwest Baseball if January is too soon to talk about it — tryouts for the spring season are just weeks away. And all for what? For …read more

Take me out to the ball game 101

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One family’s trek to professional baseball I’m writing this blog series at the urging of an unlikely source–a sports agent. You know, a Jerry Maguire, he was an agent who was vying to represent our son in the 2008 amateur draft. I’ll give you his name later, somewhere in the following blog entries when I take on the task of describing the fantastic journey to professional baseball. Jarret at the Area Code Games in 2006 as a junior He thought I’d done my due diligence in our search for an …read more

Take Me Out to the Ball Game 101

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One family’s trek to professional baseball I’m writing this blog series at the urging of an unlikely source–a sports agent.  You know, a Jerry Maguire, he was an agent who was vying to represent our son in the 2008 amateur draft.  I’ll give you his name later, somewhere in the following blog entries when I take on the task of describing one family’s fantastic journey to professional baseball.  Jarret at the Area Code Games in 2006 He thought I’d done my due diligence in our search for an agent–a search, …read more

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