Cook: Howard baseball's future ain't what it used to be

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Read Part One: The resurrection of Howard baseball


Two weeks ago, Jon Johnson was in a pickle. The Howard School coach and his team of no-quit young men were trying to make playable a rocky, weedy baseball field that hadn't seen innings since the Bush administration. He had $800 but needed 10 times as much. Their first home game was right around the corner.

And they didn't even have a mower. Or a pitching mound. Or gloves.

Well, Chattanooga, they sure do now.

"It's a miracle," Johnson said.