Feldman, Reynolds reunited in Rangers camp
One-time summer ball teammates competing for relief roles
SURPRISE, Ariz. -- In the summer of 2001, Scott Feldman had led his Burlingame team to the California state tournament for the Joe DiMaggio Summer League. Under league rules, Burlingame was able to pick up one player from another team to take with them.Feldman had just graduated from Burlingame High School and the player taken was a sophomore from nearby Pacifica on the San Francisco peninsula. Burlingame took Greg Reynolds. "We took him even though he was only 15," Feldman said. "He was really good and he could hit. I think he batted cleanup or fifth for us." Reynolds is a pitcher in Rangers camp, but he didn't do much pitching for that Joe DiMaggio team. Their best pitcher was the tall skinny kid from Burlingame who did not have one single college scholarship offer waiting for him in the fall. Feldman was only the third best pitcher on his high school team before his breakout in the summer league. "He was definitely one of the best pitchers," Reynolds said. "I knew who was he was. I had faced him when he was pitching for Burlingame, and he was tough."
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