This Memorial Day weekend I talked with a family who recently was contacted by the West Coast League, a summer college baseball league in the Pacific Northwest, to serve as a host family for a player. The family is incredibly generous but the local team was asking if they also could drive the player to the field for practice and games. They weren't too sure of that but they could offer a room, food, laundry and a family to hang with. The Cape League has always relied on the kindness of strangers and many host families to this day have long-standing relationships with players who moved on from the Cape to the Big Leagues.
A story in the Albany, New York, newspaper reminded me that it's clutch time for summer college teams as the season approaches. Seems one team in New York is still seeking 20 host families.
Some CodBall readers are host families and others are trying to place players or find families. How's it going this season?