Rays LF CARL CRAWFORD and Yankees P CC SABATHIA yesterday afternoon held a clinic for “more than 200 kids from area Boys & Girls clubs, trying to encourage more African-American youth to play baseball” (ST. PETERSBURG TIMES, 7/30)
In other pre-game tid-bits, LF Carl Crawford said he had fun answering kids questions in the clinic he and Yankees LHP CC Sabathia put on for the Boys & Girls Club, a place that played a huge part in his life growing up in Houston.
Crawford said he wanted to spread the message to young African American kids that playing baseball is fun, and something that they should try.
An event for kids from Boys & Girls clubs hosted by Carl Crawford and CC Sabathia is just wrapping up at the Trop as the Rays are getting ready to face the Yankees again, hoping to take the series by winning two out of three.
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