i want to create a redirect so that all the pages from here:
http://www.ballwinners.com/MyProjects/ballwinners/hockey/....

will display as:
http://www.ballwinners.com/hockey/....

both URLs are working; and the point of this is i just want to make them shorter.

This is my current htaccess setting:

Options +FollowSymlinks
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ballwinners.com
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !MyProjects/ballwinners/
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ MyProjects/ballwinners/$1 [L]