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Though I’ve always enjoyed the game, it’s been a long time since I’ve played baseball or softball. I’m thinking the last games I played were Sunday afternoon games about 10 years ago, back in Kansas, when my kids would be over and want to spend the afternoon on the ball diamond. As I remember, wearing bifocals made batting a bit more challenging than in my younger years. Yet, I could still knock the ball over the heads of the outfielders and could throw some hard-to-hit pitches even when we didn’t have enough gloves for baseball and pulled out the 16-inch softball for a slow-pitch game. Well, I had opportunity to play again last weekend in the 100-plus degree heat with a couple of grandkids who came to visit. They were 5 and 6 and discovered the ball bats Mrs. Griz had behind the door for purposes other than playing games if someone uninvited happened to come through the door. Once the kids found the bats, grandpa had to find a ball and the games were on and on and on again! My guess is that I lost because th

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News, Pages 6 on 08/01/2012

Print Headline: GRIZ BEAR COMMENTS: Called up from retirement to play ball once again

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