If I could have my choice of being at any Independent Baseball location today (Monday) it would be along Interstate 29 in the midwest.
Longtime rivals Sioux Falls, SD and Sioux City, IA cooked up a novel day-night doubleheader in the two cities that are 85 miles apart. American Association President Dan Moushon points out this is believed to be the first time two teams have played a doubleheader in two different states in the same day.
The fun was to begin at 11 a.m. at Sioux City's Lewis and Clark Park, with the nightcap eight hours later at Sioux Falls Stadium. As I29 heads north toward Sioux Falls it either goes through a tip of South Sioux City, NE or it would be only a Tiger Woods drive from the Cornhusker state. I hope someone took this into account so the bus drivers could veer into Nebraska. This would allow romanticizing the story more so everyone could claim it was a three-state trip to get the two games played.
Monday, May 15, 2006
OH, TO BE IN IOWA AND SOUTH DAKOTA TODAY
Former chief spokesman for Major League Baseball Commissioners Bowie Kuhn and Peter Ueberroth. Six years as publicity director for the Kansas City Royals, and a background in newspaper, radio and television. Started Wirz & Associates, a sports PR and consulting firm, in 1985. Has written extensively on Independent Baseball since 2003.