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A Pro Scout at a 13-Year-Old Tournament?!?

A Pro Scout at a 13-Year-Old Tournament Would you expect to see a professional baseball scout at a 13-year-old summer baseball tournament? That seems to be the direction baseball is heading. Take the case of Luke Alexander, an infielder on the current Mississippi State roster. He committed to the Bulldogs in 2011 and graduated from Belmont […]

Why I Return to Work Refreshed Today

Why I Return to Work Refreshed Today This morning, I return to work refreshed. I didn’t forget that research papers and senioritis await me. I remember that I return to a scheduled softball game and a weather forecast that puts it in jeopardy and that my role as sports information in the midst of the […]

To Specialize or Not Specialize in a Single Sport?

To Specialize or Not Specialize in a Single Sport? If you have children who play at a competitive level of any sport, you have no doubt encountered the dilemma of whether or not to have your child specialize in a single sport. While the best answer to this general question is, “It depends,” I recently heard […]