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2 more weeks of school left and I can’t wait for summer! If you couldn’t tell from my earlier posts, I’m a fan of sunshine and baseball, what could be better?
I just missed the travel ball era. Growing up in the 90’s and playing my most competitive ball in the past decade, the business of paying to play missed my peer group. Besides the elite showcases such as Area Codes, or the Arizona showcase in Peoria (Mariner/Padres complex) and things like Team USA, there wasn’t a huge push to play beyond your all-star teams. With talent spread thin and the level of competition differing league to league and within it, team to team, families and players are finding themselves having to seek out a competitive environment.
I’ll leave this as is right now…I’d love to hear from others about their experiences with the “pay to play” era.