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Boras Classic reveals the future of prep sports

By TED SILLANPAA Twitter @tedsillanpa Fans of 64 of the best high school baseball teams in California got a glimpse at the future of prep sports this week. It is a future that will remove financial much of the burden from our schools and place the prospect of tremendous financial reward in the lap of the private sector. The Boras Corp. that ran the 64-team, statewide high school baseball tournament this week is a non-profit organization founded by sports agent… Read More »

Casa Grande baseball win over Campo was really big deal

By TED SILLANPAA Twitter @TedSillanpa People who pay little or no attention to high school baseball couldn’t care less that Casa Grande pounded Campolindo, 9-3, in Moraga the other day. Heck, few real high school baseball fans have any idea of the magnitude of the win the Gauchos registered. There’s a really big-time baseball hotbed in the East Bay, particularly in the area around Moraga, Lafayette and Orinda. Campolindo’s one of the nation’s top-ranked high school baseball teams. The Cougars… Read More »

Son’s return to mound shows every recovery isn’t about PEDs

By TED SILLANPAA on Twitter @TedSillanpa My 17-year-old son pitched a scoreless inning, striking out two, in his official return to the mound 11 months after he underwent elbow reconstruction surgery. He’s one of those elite-level prospects who was being recruited by some Pac-12 Conference baseball coaches even while he was rehabilitating his elbow over the winter. So, to say he’s back at 100 percent of what folks believe he can be would be untrue. Just to see him on… Read More »