Play Ball

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Goodyear stadium/AZ/pnj
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Indians manager Terry Francona signs some love/pnj
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million dollar stretches/pnj

Spring’s pilgrimage to Cactus League baseball denies all the injustices of boys playing a field game for millions of dollars while charging adoring fans $9 for a cup of beer.  Despite the inequity,  we continue to trek to sun spotted parks with pristine outfields, manicured tracks and a slow game of strategy and skill, athleticism and even danger.  We witnessed All-Star Cinci Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman getting hit by a line drive after throwing a 99 mph speedball against the Kansas City Royals catcher, Salvador Perez .  Chapman will be out for two months.  The game was called.  Royals won.   We saw the Indians win a slug fest against the SF Giants and then the Royals lose to the Angels.  Check out your local AAA ball and the college circuit.  The stadiums are small, the game is good and the beer is cheaper.

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