Author: Pat Jackson

7 Apr 2017

Play ball!

Spring in the Carolinas is a beautiful time of year – and it marks the start of another of my favorite seasons – baseball. Baseball has a great tradition in North and South Carolina, with hundreds of great ballplayers passing through our Minor League teams on the way to the Major Leagues. Players including Derek Jeter, Cal Ripken, Chipper Jones, Jim Thome, and Curt Schilling have all spent time honing their craft on Carolina diamonds. If you’ve driven past a local ball field in the past few weeks, you’ve likely seen young athletes practicing and playing, with their parents passionately rooting them on. I have a park right around the corner from my home in Lake Norman, and the best part of...
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