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A look back at President Nixon’s All-Stars

During a normal Major League Baseball season, by mid-July fans would be anticipating the annual All-Star Game. But in 2020, COVID-19, the great killjoy, has forced the game’s cancellation, the first time since 1945 when World War II travel restrictions interfered and no players were selected. Baseball bugs that would have cast their 2020 ballots, and would be looking forward to watching the All-Star Game, are plum out of luck.

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A dream becomes reality

His dream all started when Paul DeRousselle was watching the O.J. Simpson trial on TV when he was in elementary school.
“It all began for me watching the O.J. trial going on in 1994,” he said. “I was enamored with watching Johnnie Cochran, Robert Shapiro, Christopher Darden and Marcia Clark.
“The next year in fifth grade I was in Julie Frank’s class and we had a school play – “The Trial of Peter Zenger” – and I got to be one of the attorneys.
“At that point I decided that is what I’m going to do,”
DeRousselle said.

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Eunice Rec to hold 2020 summer leagues

The city of Eunice has announced softball and baseball will return this summer to the Rec Complex.
According to Eunice Rec director Robert Johnson, the plans are to hold the summer leagues for ages 4 to 14 with the games starting around June 15.
The registration had reached over 600 players prior to the shutdown of all city rec facilities on March 31 due to the COVID 19 pandemic, Johnson stated.
“We sent out a return to play survey to determine who still wanted to participate and in which age groups,” he said.

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