Ed Odeven Reporting

This article appeared in the Denver Post on Nov. 18, 2000.

McDonalds are on fast track

By Ed M. Odeven
Special to The Denver Post

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – When opportunity knocks, it’s best to seize the moment.

For Cherry Creek High School graduates Donzell and Darnell McDonald, that time is now.

For two months, the McDonald brothers have been reliving the days of yesteryear when they played baseball together day and night at neighborhood fields or in their backyard. In reality, the standout siblings are members of the Maryvale Saguaros of the Arizona Fall League. It’s a team composed of talented minor league prospects of the Baltimore Orioles, Houston Astros, Milwaukee Brewers, Montreal Expos, New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies.

Darnell McDonald, whom Baseball America dubbed the No. 1 high school baseball prospect in the nation in 1997, put it this way: “It’s like back in the day when we…

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