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August 31, 2012 5:00 am
The Area Code Games offer the best opportunity for MLB officials to evaluate amateur talent. Our resident former GM explains all.
Nearly 600 of baseball's top amateur talent evaluators converged on historic Blair Field in Long Beach, California earlier this month for the 26th Annual Area Code Games. For the 240 high school players who gathered from all over the nation, it was the toughest job interview they had ever experienced.
"A player cannot attend the Area Code Games and hide," said UCLA Head Coach John Savage.