Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Our Heroes

By: Spenser Smith

Who are your baseball heroes? Some of the more "seasoned" folks who read this blog may have fond memories of seeing Mickey Mantle, Sandy Koufax, Johnny Bench and other legends take the field in baseball's "Golden Age." Younger readers of this post have had the pleasure of watching players such as Mike Trout, Yasiel Puig and Felix Hernandez in the present day, often on high-definition television. And perhaps in between, there are some "Generation X" baseball fans out there who still own VHS copies of Kirk Gibson's 1988 World Series Game 1 home run.

But this Saturday at historic Borleske Stadium, we will see heroes of a different caliber take to the turf. In the second annual Walla Walla Battle of the Badge, members of our local fire department will square off against a number of those from our law enforcement in a fun exhibition game that will focus on honoring the true heroes of our community.

This will be a charity game in which the law enforcement team will be playing to support the Impact! Life Transitions Program, while the firefighters will be backing Girls' Council. Community heroes, a ballgame, and plenty of fun for a good cause--what's not to like?

If you haven't already, stop by the Sweets Shoppe downtown to buy your tickets--we are nearly sold out!

Will local law enforcement be able to defend their title after their big win in the inaugural contest last summer? Find out Saturday at 7:05 PM!

Also, don't forget to buy tickets for Opening Day on Thursday, June 5 to see this year's Sweets squad take on a team of Sweets alumni--a variety of familiar faces who have called the Walla Walla Valley home at some point over the past four summers. We can't wait to see you out there!

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