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Jul 14, 2018 24 tweets 9 min read Twitter logo Read on Twitter
My son Henry has had the #privilege of playing with the @RBIIndy all stars team #MLBRBI
The #MLB @MLBRBI program stands for Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities and focused on player and character development
It has given me a new view on what #privilege looks like in #youthbaseball
#Privilege is learning to pitch from a coach instead of YouTube videos
#Privilege is having a maintained field with fences, dugouts, and stands
#Privilege is having a field with lights so you can practice and play at night
#Privilege is having a field in a safe neighborhood so you can get home from an evening game safely
#Privilege is being able to buy cleats, turf shoes, socks, pants, sliding shorts and cup to go with the team shirt and hat
#Privilege is having bats
#Privilege is having more than one uniform
#Privilege is being able to wash your uniform between games
#Privilege is having fans in the stands for a Friday morning game
#Privilege is being able to afford gas money for the 150 mike trip among tolhw tourney sites
#Privilege is being able to afford the $20 gate fee
#Privilege is your parents driving you to the game instead of car pooling
#Privilege is going to an air conditioned restaurant between games instead of eating sandwiches in the car
#Privilege is not having other teams stare and call your vehicle a Clown Car because of the above
#Irony is your team patch honoring the #IndyClowns #NegroAmericanLeague
One of the dads was wearing an Indy Clowns hat. The ump asked where he got it. BlackExpo. I couldn’t go there, gun violence.
#Equity is having teammates that laugh at your jokes.
#Equity is having coaches that place you based upon ability, not family, skin color or money.
I hope the college baseball scouts are at the @MLBRBI Regional and World Series.
I am thankful for the program and opportunity, but it makes me very aware of how costly it is to play youth sports and the growing divide between haves & havenots

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