Sunday, June 1, 2008

Baseball Fever!!!

For the past week our town has been full of baseball trivia, games and history for the JUCO World Series. The town has hosted 50 years of the Junior College Tournament. Here are a couple of the interesting facts that I have learned. Ever wondered why at most ball games everyone gets up to stretch during the seventh inning. The most popular theory is that in 1910 President Taft attended the ball game of the Washington Senators and this stretch was started. President Taft was a large man, over 300 pounds, and he was tired of sitting so he got up and stretched. When he did so the audience saw him get up and they also stood up and the tradition began. Also during the seventh inning the audience sings "Take Me Out to the Ball Game." This song was written in 1908 by Jack Norworth while riding the subway. He was inspired by a sign urging fans to "take in a ball game."
This years champs were Grayson Junior College. Congratulations to all the teams that participated. Grandmother

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