So I met with Professor Jean Rock on Wednesday to discuss my possibilities for my Honors project. According to her, it is a dead give away as to which topic I am passionate about, baseball or math. I think that any person that knows me would have answered the same. I like math but baseball is my true passion. Professor Rock and I decided that I should work on contacting the Twins to see if I could become involved in their RBI program. RBI stands for Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities. I got this suggestion from my coach here at Concordia University St. Paul, Mark "Lunch" McKenzie. I think that the RBI program will be a great way for me to reach out to inner city kids which fits into the categories of the poor and marginalized.
Professor Rock thinks that this will be an extremely good fit for me because of my strong background in baseball. Some added benefits of working with the RBI program are I will be closer, hopefully, with the Twins organization and I will see how a huge baseball program like this works. I have been a coach of youth players before but that was only in a small program in my home town. There we only have 5 to 20 teams depending on the age group. I have played in and therefore been a part of huge programs like the RBI program but never as a coach so I think this will be an interesting and eye opening experience. Hopefully this all pans out for me. I'm praying that it does.