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Cut from New Trier's team, Ben Klimesh now works his way through Reds' system

Cut from New Trier's team, Ben Klimesh now works his way through Reds' system

All Ben Klimesh ever wanted was to be a big-league ballplayer. So there was a twinge, even eight years later, as he looked back to the day he was cut from his high school team. “I remember walking home and, you know, crying,” the 6-foot-4 right-hander from Wilmette said. “You’re a junior in high school. Making the varsity team is your whole life.” He paused to eat some of his breakfast, a pile of scrambled eggs and bacon with whole wheat toast, leaving the greasy potatoes untouched on his plate. Apparently big-league pitching prospects don’t eat the greasy potatoes on game day. And Klimesh’s Louisville Bats were scheduled to take on the Pawtucket...

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