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Why I love baseball

     I am Tom Lee and I love baseball.  Why do I love baseball?  Let me count the ways...
     I broadcast a game last night that saw North Knox dominate a good Loogootee team at Warrior Field for five innings.  The Warriors led 6-0 after five-- and cruising to a third victory.  But the Lions showed why they are among Indiana's most resilient teams in many sports by scoring 3 in the sixth, and 3 in the seventh-- capped by a Conner Wittmer home run to tie it in the top of the seventh.  But you have to give the other team their chance-- and North Knox showed it in the bottom of the seventh.  Tyler Sanders-- who hit a 3 run homer earlier-- hit a second homer off the scoreboard in left-center field, and won it for the Warriors.  High drama-- and great action from both teams on a cold early evening at North Knox.

      Indiana University has a baseball team.  I know that surprises some, but they do-- and it is playing stellar ball right now.  The Hoosiers-- the runts of the Big Ten baseball litter-- are moving to the head of the food chain.   They have had major leaguers come from IU-- I met one from the 1980's and early '90's, pitcher Barry Jones-- but rarely a team like this.  They are talking possible College World Series in Bloomington...and they have started the year at 22-3.  Not bad...

       Finally, the majors.  Washington D-C has not had a baseball world champion since 1924, and hasn't been in the World Series since 1933-- but many think this is the year the Nationals break that 80-year World Series appearance drought.  Stories like that fuel baseball hopes.  Other stories abound too-- the Cubs will probably continue their over 100-year championship drought, and the Reds and Cardinals will probably be fighting for a title.  That's just in this area.  It is a long season, where small differences over the months make a big impact on who gets into the playoffs.

        I love baseball-- high school, college, and MLB.  All I can say is... Play Ball y'all!!

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

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