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Sports Notebook: Baseballs are there to be found

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Visit any area baseball field, be it a high-school-level diamond, a Little League surface or whatever, and baseballs that were fouled away from a batter’s bat during a game and landing in areas beyond the foul lines and not retrieved during the contest are there to be found, for those looking for such an item or just stumbled upon, litterally.

And such fouls can be found everywhere, under parked vehicles, under bushes, in the weeds, hiding in tall grass, in the street or a storm drain, and sometimes even right there out in the open.

The photo with this blog is of an Atlantic 10 Conference baseball happened upon and found in the bushes along side the main parking lot of Tucker Field at Barcroft Park in Arlington. The ball obviously came off the bat of a player during a college game or practice at the field.

The ball didn’t seem totally water logged, so maybe it hadn’t been hiding that long. The A10 logo on the ball is still clearly visible.

The George Washington University baseball team plays its home game and practices at Tucker Field.

So by looking hard enough, or maybe not at all, foul baseballs are there to be found.

– Dave Facinoli

dfacinoli@sungazette.net

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