Ants in the outfield

Some people take pride in every chance to relive their glory days, to tell their children tales of days gone by and often remembered.

Some tell stories of incredible athletic feats of yesteryear, and back them up with testimonies from old teammates they see in Wal-Mart or moments frozen forever in framed photographs on the walls of hometown restaurants.

Those stories take them to a time before their backs hurt, before they worked long hours to pay for mortgaged houses.

They take them back to when they had all of the time in the world, when they lived for Friday nights and thought they were invincible. Continue reading →

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WCWS puts college softball on big stage

The stands were almost filled to capacity. The crowd was yelling at the top of its collective lungs.
One team’s season hinged on one game as it tried to overcome a touchdown deficit with aluminum bats. Continue reading →