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Get Yourself a Summer Son--Or Is That a "Summer Sun"?

May 19, 2019 - Futures Collegiate Baseball League (FCBL) - Pittsfield Suns News Release

Have you ever had a future big league ballplayer over for dinner?

That's what you might have if you host a Pittsfield Suns player this summer--a future major league baseball player over for dinner. But the host family experience is so much more than sharing a meal or two with a player who could go on to the big leagues.

For your family, this is an opportunity to take into your home a fine young man, a role model to children, and an aspiring professional baseball player. He may go on to baseball stardom or another field altogether, but either way he will be a positive addition to your family during the summer.

Perhaps the most impactful aspect of the summer for our players is living with a host family in a new city. The bonds formed with a host family are sometimes even stronger than those they forge with their teammates. We've known players who remain in touch with their host families long after they leave town, even those who reached the major leagues. We throw around the term "summer son," but the truth is players become family members, and not just for a few months.

To be a host family, you of course need a private room and a bed for a player. You should be able to provide some meals for them when the players are in town. (At the end of the season, you will receive a stipend from the team to help you with some of those expenses.) Most importantly, though, you'll be providing a family environment for young men coming to the Berkshires for the first time.

One of the perks you'll enjoy is season tickets for the Suns. Every member of your household can come cheer on your player, enjoy the fireworks, and celebrate Wahconah Park's 100th anniversary season.

We appreciate your support--in fact, we need it. To the point, we still need host families. If you'd like to host a player or two, please let us know. If you think friends of yours would be interested, please share this email with them. And if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me, the new Suns general manager. My email is, and the office number is (413) 445-7867.

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