Thornton looks back at prep playing days

Updated: April 1, 2009, 2:29 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Editor's note: Jerry Crasnick caught up with Chicago White Sox reliever Matt Thornton, a graduate of Centreville (Mich.) High School. Thornton talked about his experiences playing at the prep level:

Favorite high school memory: "My home baseball field was right next to the county fair grounds, and the left field fence had barbed wire on top, because the county jail was on the other side. You'd be out in left field, and they had a little garden where the guys in jail would be outside working ...

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