Tuesday, June 07, 2011
..so I can congratulate my son Ben.
The inaugural President's Cup in Baltimore was a major success. Eight private and public high school baseball teams participating. A single-elimination tournament. The title game at Camden Yards. Players sporting the caps of historic Baltimore Negro League teams. Honorary captains (and former Orioles) Paul Blair and Al Bumbry. A special appearance by Hall of Famer Frank Robinson. Best of all, a commitment to do it again next year.
And in an odd moment, a battle between Gehrig and Ripken (See "Ripken and Gehrig on the same field...at last").
All credit to Baltimore City Council President Jack Young, with an assist from Ben.