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From NOTL to Gateway: The Journey was All it was Cracked Up to Be

Published by on August 16, 2010

Growing up, my dream, much like most young kids, was to play professional baseball. Although in my home town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, most kids wanted to play in the NHL, my problem was I could not skate and was not too fond of the cold. Go figure!

When I did reach my goals of attaining a baseball scholarship and the chance to play professionally, it could not get any better. The road to that first appearance was another story.

My four years at York College in Nebraska gave me the experience of the playing against the top NAIA competition in the Midwest, develop leadership skills I never knew I had, hone my abilities as a player, and prepare me for the next level. 

Heart and drive is something I have always prided myself on. 

Standing at 5'10" and 175 lbs, although presently, I may be pushing 185, I had to stand out from the rest. I had to impress the baseball fraternity with a fastball that topped out at 88mph and a changeup that needed to be thrown on 3-0, 3-1, and 3-2 counts to compensate for an underwhelm...

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