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Fenway
07-12-2006, 05:27 PM
Swing and a miss for the oldest batter (http://www.argusleader.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060712/NEWS/607120330/1001) http://www.argusleader.com/graphics/icons/videoicon.gif (http://javascript<b></b>:NewWindow(770,500,'http://www.argusleader.com/apps/pbcs.dll/misc?URL=/templates/ArticleMultiMediaPopup.pbs&Date=20060712&ArtNo=607120330&Category=NEWS&ObjectClass=55&Params=Id=33850');)
Matt Zimmer mzimmer@argusleader.com
The fans were quiet, inquisitive - transfixed on the little old man digging into the batters' box. The infielders moved up on the grass, giggling, and the pitcher looked as uncomfortable as he undoubtedly felt. ... Full Story (http://www.argusleader.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060712/NEWS/607120330/1001)

"Guys my age, it's no challenge. They're throwing like, what, 40, 50 mph? I'd rather hit pitches that are 90 mph and feel good about myself. If I could just get four at-bats in the majors, I could get a hit."
Jim Eriotes, 83

http://www.argusleader.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060712/NEWS/607120330/1001

KRS1
07-12-2006, 05:38 PM
If I could just get four at-bats in the majors, I could get a hit."
Jim Eriotes, 83


You got to love that optimism, but judging from the swings they showed on ESPN, no you couldn't Jim. Anyway, I can just hope that I'm still active and able to do these types of things when I turn 80.

Fenway
07-12-2006, 05:45 PM
it should be noted that Sioux Falls is one of the teams Mike Veeck is involved with.

DrCrawdad
07-13-2006, 01:06 AM
it should be noted that Sioux Falls is one of the teams Mike Veeck is involved with.

The 81 year old's team mate is a former Cub Chad Hermansen, one of their bigtime pickups a few years ago.