Baseball America weekend preview

Emmanuel Burriss is one of the hardest working players in college baseball. And he's probably having the most fun, too, writes Will Kimmey.

Updated: May 12, 2006, 11:32 AM ET
By Will Kimmey | Baseball America


It's not hard to figure out that Emmanuel Burriss has a passion for baseball. Just look at the apartment he shares with Kent State teammate Will Vazquez.

"Our living room is a batting cage," said Burriss, a junior shortstop. "We used to have a net up, but we took that down. So there are Wiffle balls all over. Sometimes you find them in the dishwasher."

When Burriss and Vazquez aren't working on their swings, they're bouncing tennis balls off the floor and walls ...

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