Herald-Mail: Summer job program a home run for Boonsboro baseball fan

By Janet Heim

If Andrew Himes of Boonsboro could pick his dream job, it would definitely be related to baseball.

A baseball fan since elementary school, Andrew devotes countless hours to listening to the Baltimore Orioles on the radio in his room. His family doesn’t have MASN, the cable channel that carries Orioles games.

He occasionally watches games on TV with his grandmother and in person. He once got to throw out the first pitch during the 2015 season.

That was the season after he had his 15th surgery, which was at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

The 18-year-old gets to as many Hagerstown Suns games as he can. This season, it was easier — he has been working for the team as a ticket scanner.

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This Herald-Mail photo shows Andrew Himes, a Western Maryland Consortium client, working with at Municipal Stadium with the Hagerstown Suns.

This Herald-Mail photo shows Andrew Himes, a Western Maryland Consortium client, working with at Municipal Stadium with the Hagerstown Suns.