From Baltimore Diary. You knew I'd have to pass on anything that might help baseball in Baltimore City...
Briggs & Stratton is sponsoring a program called “Diamonds in the Rough”. The prize is $20,000 and a baseball clinic from Lou Brock and Carlton Fisk.
One of the finalists is a student from the Westport/Mt. Winans area of Baltimore, named Andre. The ballfield in that neighborhood is in terrible shape because it’s been essentially abandoned by Baltimore’s Parks and Recreation Department. It’s full of potholes and, when it rains, the puddles remain for at least a day, which prevents play. This neighborhood adjoins mine and I've seen this field. It's just plain sad that the one place that these kids have (the Rec Center was closed three years ago) is in such poor condition. If you look at the photo on Briggs & Stratton's website (link below)...that's a flattering photo. Get the idea?
If Andre wins, the $20,000 will go a long way toward restoring the neighborhood’s baseball field. There are many fields in this town that are the envy of their surrounding communities. These kids want a playable surface and I can't help but get behind that. Click on the link below to vote for Cummings Field.
I thank you on behalf of Westport and Mt. Winans.
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