Jim subscribes on line to the LaCrosse Tribune and reads/checks it every morning. He knew that Biden was going to be in SW Wisconsin the other day but not that he would be in LaCrosse. I think that is Presidential Security - it gives you and idea but isn’t specific. So anyway. That was good news.
Today he read about the Loggers. They have lost 9 consecutive games. Last night the Duluth Huskies came to town and got way ahead way quick. They’d been beaten badly by a team called the Mud Hens not long ago.
I was glad I wasn’t there. It’s painful to lose but somebody has to, it’s part of the game, but to be behind five or six runs in the early innings and have (almost) no chance of catching up is rough for players and fans alike.
We haven’t been to a game this year, and of course we didn’t get to any last year. There were a few years we went quite often. I love the Loggers. They have such a nice playing field -it’s just such a nice event.
The newspaper said there were 1900 some people there. There used to be more than 3000. That’s incredibly sad too. The Loggers win or lose used to draw more people than any other team in the Northwoods league - except one, I forget who. There are lots bigger cities in the league. I’m sure Duluth is bigger than LaCrosse and Madison and Rochester MN and Waterloo IA.
I was a proud fan of the Loggers. They would do pretty well, had a few players going to the big leagues, and it was a joyful place to go. We once went with the kids, and Katie and Will were picked to carry the inning number sign across the front of the stands. Their careful parents didn’t understand the practice and watched very carefully.
Oh well. I hope we get to a game this year. The season ends in early August - these are college kids and they need to get back to school. There is joy in playing a sport. There is learning in losing, perhaps more than in winning. But it’s not a lot of fun.
Life is so full of lessons.