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Monday, July 07, 2008

At least one baseball dad has his head on right about scholarships

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Good article in the Dallas News about how the scholarship numbers game works. Every year, the next batch of scholarship minded parents are slapped in the face about the realities of "scholarships" - it is a relative term and not defined as "a grant to pay for all your college expenses for four years." Not even in football is this true, but it is a little closer than the other sports this articles points out.

But Sibley said he is financing his sons' passion for baseball with realistic intentions.

"If you were looking at it from a purely monetary standpoint, chances are in baseball, you're probably going to come out a net loser," Sibley said.

"But I'm looking at the sport as a chance for my sons to become a better-rounded individual. We don't look at it from the standpoint of we're putting all this money in with the hope a scholarship will pay us back because it's not going to happen."

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