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Saturday, January 06, 2007

Interesting reading

Baseball America still thinks highly of Shreveport-Bossier City's baseball exports.

LSU may be nowhere near Baseball America's preseason Top 25, checking in at No. 50 in the magazine's preseason top 50, which is available on www.baseballamerica.com, but a pair of local players garner mention in the preview.

The magazine compiled "all-star" teams of current major leaguers from the six BCS conferences, as well as the Missouri Valley and Conference USA.

Guess who represents the SEC at third base? Former Airline High standout Todd Walker, who will likely see playing time there with San Diego this season. Former Captain Shreve right-hander Scott Baker (Oklahoma State) is mentioned among the notable Big 12 alumni as well.

It's a reminder of just how good -- and at times undervalued -- the Shreveport-Bossier-City area has been at producing major league-caliber athletes.


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