Home away from home: Hosting minor leaguers

The minor league season has wrapped up, but Nate Delong of Camden Depot blog on the Orioles has a nice piece on Mel and Barbara Roberts, who have hosted players for Baltimore's Double-A team in Bowie, Md., for 13 years -- up to as many six players at a time. As Nate writes, finding a place to live can be difficult for minor leaguers, especially when many are going up and down throughout the season. Host families play an important -- if unheralded -- part of minor league baseball.