Revival taking root with Urban Youth Academy

Updated: April 15, 2007, 7:52 PM ET
By Eric Neel | ESPN.com

COMPTON, Calif. -- Six-year-old Tyler, a mighty-mite with supernova eyes and an electric smile, scampers from home to first on a practice field on the grounds at Major League Baseball's Urban Youth Academy.

"He eats this up," his father Sean says, watching the little man's hat bob side to side as he banks a turn and heads for second.

Don't tell Tyler baseball isn't cool. Don't tell him it's atrophied in the inner cities these past few decades. Don't tell him it's seemingly unable to compete ...

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