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Curve Ball

May 23, 2016

The Kansas City Royals and city leaders broke ground for the Urban Youth Academy on April 20.
Credit Greg Echlin / KCUR

A swanky new baseball facility in the 18th and Vine district, sponsored by Major League Baseball, raises big questions: Are black kids still playing baseball? Are sports a "way out" for youth? Will the coaches come from the surrounding neighborhood? And what about the kids?