Tuesday, September 15, 2009
For residents in Kensington it might seem normal but for others like myself it seems depressing. As I look around at the tattered and beaten down parks and baseball fields around the area I have one question that I keep asking myself and that is, where is the talent?
Somewhere in the neighborhood lives a small child watching sports on television thinking to them selves one day I want be just like one of those professional athletes. The child will want to be in the spotlight and have million dollar contracts without a care in the world. But then one day soon that same kid is going to walk outside, look around at their parks or baseball field and say to themselves, “I can’t practice here, it’s to old and worn down, and the grass isn’t cut."
Looking around and thinking to myself, I think what if I would have grown up in this place, would I have wanted to pursue a sports career like I did. Would it have driven me to do criminal behavior because I didn’t have any where to hang out or practice. A city park can go a long way for kids, and I just kept thinking to myself what could be for Kensington's youth.
Carmen Del Mastro & Adrian Fedkiw
Kensington Group 4
Posted by C. Del Mastro at 9:09 PM