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$640 million prize: What baseball dreams do you fulfill?

I think everyone has seen that there is a $640 million lottery that will make someone or several people very wealthy tonight.

Keeping this baseball-centric, tell us what baseball dreams you would fulfill if you were to win such a jackpot.  How would you put that money to use from a baseball perspective?   Thanks.

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Tags: baseball, dreams, lottery, luck, mega, millions, passion

Comment by Vincent Thron on March 30, 2012 at 2:50pm

Make a baseball field for kids that are good but due to politics in the school system did not make the school team.  Too much politics are involved.  I would like to run an organization that would not incorporate politics and just let kids play.  I know it is probably as unrealistic as me winning the lottery.  

Comment by Del Pittman on March 30, 2012 at 3:55pm

Finally get my indoor hit dome built for my bidness for one.<bg>

Comment by Troy Fraser on March 31, 2012 at 8:17am

Too many kids here are missing out on baseball because of distance and lack of facilities.  Their communities would be getting new baseball parks and equipment.  I am an instructor at a baseball camp here in the off-season.  Our playing season is short due to the climate and our off-season workouts are in a gym.  We would love to have a dome to allow us to take live BP and use real baseballs.  I probably would be able to find the budget to go down to spring training and play in some international tournaments.  Oh well, a guy can dream can't he?

Comment by Jim Meier on April 1, 2012 at 5:57pm

I would have a youth, HS and college player and three coaches from each state chosen to attend a week long training program that teaching the skills to:

1) Lead

2) Develop a wi-win team

3) Strong listening and questioning skills

4) Steps to be creatine and innovative

5) Mental Samrts and mnetal toughness

 

These six people then would be given resources to teach these skills in their state to others who has  a passion for baseball.

 

In ten years 3,000 people would have gone through this program, 60 per state. A nation wide foundation would have been effectively laid to use basebal las a platform for developing greatness on and off the field.

 

Jim Meier

 

 

Comment by James Wesson on April 1, 2012 at 10:17pm

Well, first off I'd take a season and go to every game the Reds played, home and away.  All 162 games, traveling first class and sitting in the best seats in each stadium. 

 

Now that the greedy part is out of the way:

 

Establish a foundation that promotes baseball as a recreational sport for anyone past high school age.  This is the sort of league that I play in and it is a return to baseballs earliest roots as a game meant to be played by grownups for both fun and for health.  I'd set up the organization so that more of these competitive yet fun leagues could be created around the country.  Too many people think they have to stop playing after little league unles they're an elite athlete and that's not what the game was developed for. 

Comment by Jim Meier on April 1, 2012 at 10:39pm

James, I'll join you for some of those Reds games and play any time my almost 66 old wheels will move me along.

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