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A tip of the Cap to Mr. Chris Graham

My mission to spread the word about Around The Valley in 60 days received a big boost today from Chris Graham of the Augusta Free Press and The Sports Dominion ! I started the week with a little understanding of the talents of Mr.Graham and company but I was still presently surprised with the quality of both his work and his level of interest. Chris put together a short story and 16 minute broadcast from a conversation we shared this week and it was just what the doctor ordered. Chris and I share a number of things and it was fun to talk with him at length about the upcoming tour. Chris is a serious, skilled writer and a baseball fan while I am a writer and a serious baseball fan so it was a very pleasant conversation from the start. Most people covering the world today are looking to dig up dirt and UN-cover the big story but I get the impression that Chris gets what we are trying to do with this promotion. The Valley Baseball League teams are owned by 11 everyday folks that I have

Mr. Maddux will have to wait another day for win #348

Every baseball fan has a favorite player and / or a favorite team and I am very loyal to my Baseball Hero- Mr. Greg Maddux. Maddux went from being a high school pitcher no college was looking to sign to a soon to be 42 (April 14) year old on the verge of re-writing history. The Professor had his first start of the young season last night for San Diego against visiting Houston and while he didn't have his best stuff he was in line for a victory when manager Bud Black pinch hit for him in the bottom of the sixth inning. My level of respect for Maddux has increased over the years due to our both being in our early 40's. I struggle to walk 9 holes of golf carrying my bag at this age and Maddux was out there diving for ground balls like someone half his/our age. He made two stops that would qualify for web gems on ESPN Baseball Tonight! The bullpen let the game get away from them in the late innings, including a melt down from fellow future hall-of-famer, Trevor Hof