April 14, 2017 – Originally posted by the San Francisco Chronicle
When Mark Teixeira was growing up in Maryland, he loved hanging out at a sprawling park near his home. That's where he headed most every day after school. He could play all sorts of sports, from baseball to soccer to football. There was a pond for fishing. Sometimes, he was content just to stroll around with his dog.
"Every community deserves that," Teixeira said, his tone both nostalgic and hopeful.