Children’s Baseball Dreams Crushed by Con Man

Of course you want the best for your child. If he shows an interest in music, you buy him an oboe. If she buries her nose in books all day, you drag home a box full of young adult novels each month. If he wants to join the circus as a clown, you ground him for a year.

Rhode Island Orioles cap

And if a fast-talking man claiming to be affiliated with the Baltimore Orioles strides into your town with a briefcase full of baseballs and dreams of a baseball academy to nurture your boy’s Major League ambitions for the ridiculously low price of $3,000, you write the check. Okay, maybe you don’t, but 11 sets of loving parents in Cumberland, Rhode Island, did. Bad idea.
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