Friday, July 29, 2011

"A pretty game"

Posted By on Fri, Jul 29, 2011 at 12:15 PM

Missoula Osprey catcher and Cuba native Roidany Aguila put it best when he said, "For nine innings, the world makes sense." That's just one of his quotes in a story about minor league baseball and perseverance that aired this week on Mountain West Voices.

Aguila, 20, was originally born in Ranchuelo, Cuba. He started playing baseball with a sock and old tree limbs. His family made it to Miami in 1999, and, after getting drafted by the Diamondbacks, he ended up in Missoula. You can hear Clay Scott's interview with Aguila — just five minutes long — and see Scott's photos at the Mountain West Voices website.

Stories like Aguila's are plentiful among hopeful minor leaguers; reminiscent of this movie and this Indy cover story. But they keep getting told, usually during the dog days of summer, because few things in life can be determined by what happens during nine innings of baseball.

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