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Coronavirus cost me my last season of baseball

Vincent Morales, 17, plays baseball for St. Raymond HS in the Bronx — one of the top programs in the city. When his final season was canceled because of the pandemic, it crushed the Manhattan College-bound senior. I’ve played baseball since I was 4. Growing up in the Bronx and rooting for the Yankees, it’s always been my favorite sport. This season was supposed to be a big year for me. My teammates and I have been practicing on our own since January and working hard in the weight room — every day, until we were kicked out because it was closing time. I wanted to be in the pitching rotation, start at shortstop and help mentor the underclassmen. Our team was young but talented. We had the potential to win a city championship. W ...