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Saturday, March 11, 2006

Oh Captain my Captain

Flipping through the satellite TV channels today, I came across a familiar face pitching in a spring training game for the Pittsburgh Pirates - Ryan Vogelsong. You may remember Vogelsong as a Shreveport Captains pitcher in the late 1990s.

The fact that there are still former Captains dotting the major league baseball scene serves as further evidence of what the loss of affiliated baseball in this town means.

Sure, some people went to the games for the beer. But serious baseball fans can talk about seeing Keith Foulke, Bill Mueller, Terry Mulholland, a host of others playing for the Captains, not to mention those that played against the team during their Texas League days.

We may never get Double-A baseball back here. But at least we have some memories when flipping the TV dial.


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