Southern Maryland Blue Crabs baseball

The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs independent league baseball team is usually the last resort of players -- but some still harbor hopes of making it to the major leagues.

Blue Crabs pitchers Charlie Manning (6), left, and Daryl Thompson (3), right, throw in the outfield before the independent baseball league's Blue Crabs play the Camden RiverSharks at Regency Furniture Stadium, Waldorf, Md., Sunday, June 23, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Blue Crabs pitchers Charlie Manning (6), left, and Daryl Thompson (3), right, throw in the outfield before the independent baseball league's Blue Crabs play the Camden RiverSharks at Regency Furniture Stadium, Waldorf, Md., Sunday, June 23, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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