Funnies Extra!

Catchers take a turn at the mound

7/16/09 (Thu)

American Legion baseball established the rule that a game is concluded if a team has a 10-run lead after five innings of play. It was designed to be merciful to teams that are considered unable to return from such a deficit. It almost appears for the Hazen Astros team, however, to be more of a goal than a merciful concession.

When weather allowed, Hazen took to the field Thursday and gave a hands-on demonstration of the 10-run rule, with a repeat performance later in the evening against Hettinger.