All-Star Week

July 15, 2013
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This is the week of the major league All-Star Game. To increase interest in a dying tradition, the League inserted the stipulation that the winner of this game would be the home team in the World Series. This has increased interest again, but it is not a very good incentive for the team that wins the most games during the year and still winds up the road team in the Series. The best way to build interest is to find a way to make it a true All-Star game, but I am not sure the fans would like this. The fans want to see their favorite players play and this often means a has-been star or all-star with a .200 batting average getting to start over a young phenom who is having a super year. Everyone knows the best way to pick an all-star team is to have the managers choose them, but that leaves the fans out; and thus, down goes the interest level. You could let sports writers pick them, but they all have agendas; so you would have the hall of fame vote prejudices all over again. Having the rule that all 30 teams be represented adds more to the lack of a true all-star team. One idea might be to have the managers pick the starters and then the fans pick the rest. This would at least get the top players of that season in and the fans would still get their choices. Oh, well, I didn’t settle it, but let’s all watch it anyway!

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11:00 am Annual Classic Cruise-In
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12:00 pm 22nd Annual Metamora Grad School... @ Old School Grounds Shelter House
22nd Annual Metamora Grad School... @ Old School Grounds Shelter House
Sep 5 @ 12:00 pm
This is a casual reunion for anyone who ever attended Metamora Grade School, and an excellent opportunity to reminisce about the good ‘ole days at Metamora School. Take yourself back in time as you visit with some of your former schoolmates. The Metamora School days are remembered by many from this era as days of hardships, yet they also remain as some of their fondest memories of youth. The school has been gone about 36 years now, since about 1979. Please feel welcome to bring your family, old photographs or class pictures, or any old school mementos. All ages are welcome. Attendance in past years has ranged from 25 – 100. This event is very informal and will begin with a pitch-in lunch at noon. Dress appropriately for visiting at the outside, open shelter. Restrooms are available a couple hundred yards away at the State Building. Please bring a covered dish and your own beverage. Let’s keep our memories of the old school alive as long as we’re alive. Call Jim Hunter at 812-350-8253 for more information.

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