Anyone who thinks that baseball is dead in urban areas should come to the Northwood Complex in North Baltimore, across from Morgan State University. I just spent a couple hours there, and saw parts of four games, and saw tons of kids and parents running between them all. Everyone was having a ball. I've said I'm going to volunteer assistant coach one of these teams, and this was my introduction, but truthfully I used it mostly as a recruiting tool today. This pitcher I've got my eye on is going into the 9th grade, and he's throwing better than most of the pitchers in the city league. I'm going to try to get him. My recruiting isn't very subtle, as I'm the only white person in the entire complex, but I hope it's still effective.
I'm also freaking exhausted. Sunday brunch was atypically long and miserable today, as I stayed there all eight hours and made a pittance of $60, and am just wore down right now. Luckily, tomorrow is the last day I'll be going into school, if all goes well. Summer vacation is starting, and it's going to be an awesome one.
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