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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Baseball Gets Some Attention!

Stephen was interviewed for the Tulsa World Newspaper!!!

By David Harper
Tulsa World Staff Writer
March 20th, 2011

Tulsa is a city obsessed with college basketball this weekend. On Saturday, however, at ONEOK Field a lot of people had baseball on their minds.

DrillersFest allowed fans to buy tickets, purchase Tulsa Drillers gear, eat their first ballpark hot dogs since late last summer and just soak up some baseball atmosphere on the last day of a winter that won't be missed.

The NCAA Tournament is occupying the BOK Center this weekend, but for hard-core baseball fans "March Madness" means the euphoric anticipation of a new season about to start.

"Baseball's the greatest," Steve Taylor of Tulsa said Saturday. "The way it's passed down from generation to generation, seeing the green grass of the field for the first time. With the other sports it's not the same."

The 60-year-old California transplant's first memories of baseball involve seeing the Dodgers in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum right after they moved west from Brooklyn. He would later watch pitchers Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale baffle batters at Dodger Stadium.

Taylor's childhood passion for the Dodgers faded, but his love of the game has not. He recently returned from a week in Arizona, where he watched 12 teams play in seven spring training games. He also plays in a high-stakes fantasy league and holds Drillers season tickets.

(Good job Stephen! It was a thrill to open up the newspaper and see this story on page 2)

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