By Mark Moore
Associate Pastor, Worship, Third Baptist Church, Murfreesboro
A few summers ago, my son attended a baseball showcase in Lebanon. The stated goal of the showcase was to be chosen for a larger event in Atlanta — one that would be attended by college coaches and professional scouts.
The cost was minimal and only involved about two hours of our time. It was more evaluation than anything, and since my son would need to do these kinds of events in the years ahead for college exposure, he participated.
The following week I was contacted by a representative from the sponsoring organization who was impressed with my son’s skills and wanted him to play on an age 16 and under team that would play tournaments in Arizona the following month. The cost? $3,500. I politely refused his offer and told him it was way too early and way too expensive for us to participate. [Read more…]