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"The Time is Right to Leave the Road and Return Home" | 10th Year Seniors
by ANTOAN RICHARDSON Nineteen years ago I left The Bahamas with one goal in mind, to get a college education. Even though I left on a sports scholarship for high school in the United States, I placed boundaries on what baseball could do for me. I didn't understand the role it would play in my life. And yet, several years later I also earned a college scholarship and got drafted on four separate occasions. I finally signed with the San Francisco Giants to start my career as a professional baseball player, and with that I travelled the world. A baseball career was not a childhood ambition. I was generally interested in sports, but my dream was to graduate from St Anne's High School, become a police officer and get married. I have a childhood friend, Brian Armbrister, who would call my house every Saturday and hound my mother to let me join him at Freedom Farm. I credit his relentlessness to getting me started on this journey. At Freedom Farm, a chance encounter with a scout gave me the