It's dusk now, and the field is illuminated by the setting sun.
"I have done broadcast work with ESPN, MLB.COM and the Royals. This is my first season not on air. I may do a few Royals pre-game radio shows, but am always looking for broadcast work."
In 2000, the KC Sluggers had for the first time, two teams playing on the national scene. This past year the KCSluggers organization sponsored four teams (18u, 17u, 16u and 15u).When McRae speaks of the Sluggers he overflows with pride, as if he is speaking of his very own kids.
"The program has been an invaluable asset for our college bound athletes. In the past nine years, over 150 KC Sluggers have graduated to play college baseball across the country in Junior College, Division II and Division I programs and 29 players have been chosen in the annual Major League Baseball Draft." said McRae."Amongst our draftees was Albert Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals, the 2001 NL Rookie of the Year. In 2002, Blair Johnson became the highest pick in slugger history as the first pick in the second round by the Pittsburgh Pirates."
"In 2005, two other former KC Sluggers made their Major League debuts, Shaun Marcum with the Toronto Blue Jays, and Joey Devine with the Atlanta Braves.""Our biggest challenge is raising enough money to pay for equipment. The families pay for the program and we have some great sponsors, but you can never have enough balls, bats, helmets and gear. If any one cares to become a sponsor, please give me a call."
And it seems to me that if anyone has the right to talk about a long history in baseball, that would be Brian McRae.