Souper Fan, Sparts Riter
With the baseball season upon us the frenzy has begun in St. Louis. St. Louis is one of the best baseball cities in America and 2019 is no exception. The St. Louis Birds will hold its annual tryouts this week on the campus of SLUM. Amateurs and dreamers from all walks of life will have the opportunity to play for their favorite team. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is only available for those in the St. Louis region. The weekend long event will attract thousands to the SLUM campus. Top prospect for the SLUM Scrubs, Bubba Biscuits, will be a contestant during the tryouts.
This year’s tryouts will be the last opportunity for Biscuits to make it to the big leagues. He’s an 8-year super senior who continues to chase his dreams of playing baseball professionally. Biscuits states, “I’ve been waiting a long time for my shot and I keep getting rejected, but this year will be different. I’ve worked hard all offseason on improving. I read that odds of making the big league club are 1 in 20 million, with those odds, you’re saying there’s a chance!!!!!” Biscuits optimism is just an example of the confidence and belief that will bring many to the tryouts.
Some of the team’s all-stars will be in attendance of the tryouts. The Birds’ new $130 million man, Pale Golds, will reportedly be making a special jet landing to watch the tryouts. Not only will prospects have a chance to try out for the club, but they will also have the chance to meet some their favorite players. According to future hall of famer Yada Mola’s twitter, he will be at the game. Yada wrote ,“Get ready prospects, I’ll be there and hope to see you too. We need your help, come out and join the birds and help us fly high.”
The Birds began holding the annual tryouts at SLUM after 2011 when star first baseman Allie PJs left for the west coast. To date the tryouts have landed one player in the big leagues, Timmy Longsocks. Longsocks appeared in one game back in 2015. He injured his ACL which ultimately ended his baseball career while jogging to first base on a routine out. It was his only at bat. To celebrate the day, a huge pep rally was held in SLUM’s gymnasium. That day over one thousand people watched Longsock’s at bat and were inspired to keep chasing their dreams as Longsocks was a source of inspiration.
SLUM has hired extra security in preparation in addition to more than 200 part-time six-figure jobs that will be available due to the tryouts. This is a great opportunity for baseball prospects as well as all who are part of the community. Walk-in tryouts are available, however it is strongly encouraged to pre-register. The website to register for the event is Evenscrubshaveachance.com. Click on the “In Your Dreams” tab to get to the form. With all the excitement surrounding the SLUM campus this is sure to be an even you don’t want to miss!