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Thursday, March 28, 2002
Baseball Means Summer
To all the golfers who read this...I like baseball. So when I think of summer I think baseball. Golf is an odd sport. I don't like it and I don't play it. That's why I always feel the surge of summer when the baseball season opens.

Baseball, a game played without a clock. It's not over till the final out. You play baseball right to the end. You play at all levels, Lake and Pine, Countryside, Hi-10, high school and of course, major league.

I could never play the game real well. I always felt the curve ball should be considered an illegal pitch. Baseball is reminds us of being young...throwing the no-hitter against the grainery wall...playing with only two, three, four or forty friends and relatives.

Baseball leads us to summer.

Even though major league baseball has problems and is currently being led by idiots, it's still baseball. It's still part of our roots. It's still part of America.

Baseball...this summer lets take in a game and let's bring a kid!

From the Pie Hole: Thank you to all activities directors, coaches and of course, the student athletes that treated me to a great winter sports season.

Remember: The way to succeed is to double your failure rate
Posted By Dan SKogen
Monday, March 18, 2002
Ides Of March
Through the middle of March we go and when we get to the 23rd of March it will all be over for the 2001-02 winter sports season, concluding with the state boys' basketball tournament.

Once again I find myself and some of my co-workers bleary eyed, glazed, dazed and amazed. Looking at milk cartons to see if anyone else has seen their children, wives and pets. It's start early and go hard till the end.

But it's great! It's a part of my job that I like the most. Working with area Activities Directors, coaches, and athletes. It's sending in contracts, ordering phone lines, touching base with as many people as possible...trying to do a good job.

Thanks to the MSHSL we get a chance to broadcast from more obscure places all the time. What a mess they have made of the state girls' and boys' basketball tournaments! But that's for another time...

This is fun, but it's a lot of windshield time...to Moorhead, St. Cloud, Park Rapids, Nevis, Moorhead, Bemidji, Moorhead, Minneapolis, Moorhead...well, you get the picture.

And when it all stops on March 23rd...there is a let down, an uneasy quiet time. There is something missing.

Oh don't worry, the spring sports have already begun their practices.

The snow is leaving...only 164 days till the football and volleyball seasons. Better get some schedules...order phone lines...contact activities directors...

Oh, hi dear!...Have you seen the kids?....They graduated?!

Really?

Last year?

Really?!

From the Pie Hole: Mike Morrissey, who worked in radio at Wadena, Alexandria, and most recently at Fairbault has announced that he will retire from KDHL on April 30th. Thanks for the years of service Mike and good luck in your retirement!

Remember: If a man speaks in the forest and there is no women there to hear him...is he still wrong?

Dan can be contacted at dan@sportscow.com
Posted By Dan Skogen
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