Column: A change to see some good baseball

Published 8:51 pm Monday, June 23, 2008

Well it looks like summer is finally here which means it’s time to sit down watch baseball and count the days until football season.

I don’t feel bad for starting my pigskin countdown as I know one parent from Blooming Prairie who has been counting down since November.

But as much as I long for fall, there is a full summer of baseball action on the horizon in Austin and a good chance to witness some of it is at the SPAMtown Challenge, which brings in 14 amateur baseball teams from out of town to play in Austin from Thursday through Sunday.

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Teams range from Brookings, S.D. to a squad from Chicago, Ill., and it will be a very competitive tourney.

It’s a great excuse to get outside and enjoy the newly revived Marcusen Park after the flood shut it down for a few weeks.

On a side note, although our full results for the SPAMtown Challenge appear until our Monday paper, results for the Blue Sox and Greyhounds can be found online at shortly after each game is completed.

Also I have started a blog on the web site, where I rant about things non-prep related. For instance, I’ll jabber about the NBA and the NFL. Check it out sometime, it’s under the blog links on our web site.