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Baseball Primer Newsblog
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Wednesday, August 29, 2012
The setting, though a short drive from the cathedral painted in a series by Claude Monet, might as well have been a high school field in small-town America. There were no turnstiles; no admission fee. The spectators arrived for the long day with canned sodas, sandwiches (saumon et crudités, or salmon and raw vegetables) and cold chicken hauled in coolers.
These who showed up to watch were largely players’ friends and relatives. Kim Mezger, an engineer visiting from Albany, was there to watch her brother, Chris, a pitcher for Rouen. “I tell people my brother is pitching in France,” she said. “And they always say the same thing: ‘There’s baseball in France?’ ”
The Huskies, who have dominated the top French division for most of a decade, winning 9 of the last 10 league titles, including this year’s, play in a virtual vacuum in France, where soccer is ubiquitous.
Just because the excerpt mentions soccer, don’t start talking about it.
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