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One player’s RBI diary: six days of softball competition



Chelsea Hall is now in her first year at Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina to study sports management. “Softball isn’t going to be there my whole life, but I’m really into sports,” she points out. “I want to do something with sports whether I’m playing or not.”

The MSR followed Hall and her teammates during Atlanta’s six-day trek to the 2013 Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) softball championship in Minneapolis. Here is her daily diary:


Hall is one of 12 RBI for RBI Scholarship recipients this year and was recognized at the opening banquet at the Twins stadium. She said she wasn’t expecting it: “I just told my story,” she noted. Continue Reading →

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RBI reporter’s notebook



By Charles Hallman

Staff Writer


For the third consecutive year, the MSR was the only local media at both the 2013 RBI Baseball and Softball World Series. As a result, we had unencumbered access to the players, coaches and officials to provide virtually exclusive coverage. “It’s disappointing that more media hasn’t jumped on board to cover this event,” bemoaned Minnesota Twins RBI Coordinator Frank White. “The players are a lot more talented than what people are giving them credit for.”


The eighth is greatest 

Atlanta entered this year’s softball world series with seven titles, the most of any RBI team. Their eighth came last week, thanks to Manager Richard Lee’s effective managing of his shorthanded club. Continue Reading →

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