Ben Cherington can remember going to the newsstand – remember those? – every two weeks while growing up in New Hampshire so he could buy the latest issue of Baseball America.
Perhaps that was a sign Cherington was a general manager in the making. He now holds that position with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
One of Cherington’s favorite issues each year was the one previewing Major League Baseball’s amateur draft. It was information that couldn’t be found in any other publication.
Now, the draft has gone mainstream with seemingly endless media outlets devoting coverage to the event.