We finished our game this afternoon, at Sloman's Field off of Windsor Mill Road, and the fifteen of us (all uniformed baseball players) were waiting around for the bus to return when a guy from the neighborhood approached and mumbled something to us. I didn't hear him, and asked him to say it again. He said that he wanted to get something out of our way. He shooed a kid away from a park bench, got on his knees, and dug lifted up a clump of grass that was sitting on top of some wood chips. Underneath, he removed a bag filled with a few grams of heroin, set the grass clump back, and walked away.
Yes, the man was hiding his narcotics on a children's playground.
The kids barely batted an eye and went back to wrestling, joking, and killing time. We all kind of did.
2 years ago