Every season I try to catch a Chester High baseball game. When I told a friend I was heading up the ‘A’ field to watch them, he asked, ‘Does Chester High have a baseball team?’
Granted, Chester High baseball hasn’t been good in a very long time. Even when I played, we didn’t tear up the league, but we were competitive. Lately, most of the teams have been less than competitive, but it’s not for a lack of trying.
With little to no feeder system of competitive little league baseball in the city, the only hope for a good team is to land a lot of Hispanic players that may have learned the game as kids and arrived to Chester in time to play high school baseball. Even that hope doesn’t seem to be taking hold.
Today they played Glen Mills who is one of the few teams Chester can compete with in their league. After watching a couple innings, I’m pretty certain it wasn’t Chester’s day to get a win, but just seeing the team on the field brought back a lot of great memories.