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July 8, 2013

Too much rain is still good for something

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CORBIN —

It’s been a soggy few weeks in the Tri-County (really the whole state) and I’ll be the first to admit that I do not like it one bit.

Sure the rain is great for gardens and it helps make the grass a little bit greener, but I don’t have a garden this year and I really don’t enjoy cutting grass. Covering sports is my business and when it rains during this time of year my business gets slowed down.

Of course it’s great to have the occasional rain out, which allows us to get the sports pages done a little bit earlier and get some extra time at home, but when the games get pushed back and are all jumbled together it’s really no fun trying to keep up with everything.

We’re coming off a washed-out Independence Day and I’m going to switch sides for a second and admit that the rain was a bit of a blessing in disguise.

As opposed to running around from cookout to cookout, I’m sure a lot of people spent the day at home or visiting on the inside with loved ones, which is always a good thing.

A lot of times we get caught up in the self-created hoopla of a holiday and forget whet the true meaning is. Just like Christmas, I’m sure a lot of people don’t take time to realize what exactly we’re celebrating on the Fourth of July and, to be honest it probably has different meanings for each of us.

For me, I like to take the time to think about all of the soldiers that have sacrificed their time to allow us the freedoms we have today. Sure, it seems like those freedoms may be dwindling by the day, but in my opinion we still live in the greatest country in the world.

I was watching ESPN’s SportsCenter on Thursday and happened to catch a piece they had put together for the holiday titled “Going Home”. It was a video montage of soldiers returning home, sometimes in a sports setting, set to the Daughtry song of the same title.

I’m a grown man, but seeing soldiers return to their screaming, smiling children really jerks at the heartstrings. If you get a chance. look it up on YouTube and take the time to watch it.

Now I want to get back to the subject of Little League baseball and the All-Star Tournaments going on locally.

If you haven’t been able to get out and catch a game or two, you really don’t know what you’re missing as far as some of the talent we have in our area.

So far we still have a team alive at every level, so we could be in for a treat like the Knox County 11-year-old team gave us last year. They eventually won the state championship and a lot of people feel like they could make another run at the 12-year-old level this season.

I’ve seen them play, along with a few other teams, and I feel like they will be a really tough out as far as tournament play. They did draw North Laurel in the first round of the upcoming district tournament, so they’ll be tested right off the bat. The 12-year-old district tournament will be played at Corbin's Rotary Park, so you won't even have to travel too far to see some top-notch baseball action.

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