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Exceeding expectations

     Exceeding expectations.  We celebrate a man this weekend who did nust that-- Red Skelton.  Skelton got a break by hanging around the old Pantheon Theater and was "discovered" by performer Ed Wynn.  Skelton used that break and made a fantastic career out of it.  
     Exceeding expectations.  The Rivet Patriot baseball team came into the IHSAA baseball tournament 1 game above .500, at 13-12.  They won their first tournament game with an out play at the plate against Loogootee.   They won their second tournament game with a final out throw pulled a Shoals player off the first base bag by 2 inches.  What has happened since? Rivet beat three teams, two of them excellent ones, without breathing that hard.  Now they get a chance to do it again tomorrow against Rising Sun.
      Exceeding expectations.  Another Rivet team exceeded expectations.. the 2009 edition of the baseball Patriots did it too-- a team I call the "Talented Ten."  It included a girl who played a boy's game-- Emily Montgomery-- and did it respectably.  That team too bolted out of nowhere, and didn't stop until reaching Victory Field.  
       Is a similar stop coming for the Rivet baseballers of 2013?  We will find out Saturday... but one thing for sure-- win or lose, Rivet's baseball Patriots are getting used to exceeding expectations.  

                                                              That's my take... I'm Tom Lee. 

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06/07/2013 8:11AM
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