The Sidney Sun-Telegraph - Serving proudly since 1873 as the beautiful Nebraska Panhandle's first newspaper

By Jeff Parsons
Columnist - Baseball by the Book 



As we start the 2014 Sidney baseball season, I would like stand on my soap box a bit and remind you of the etiquette followed in the game of baseball.

Baseball is equal opportunitysport. You don’t have to be 6’9 or 290 or run a 4.4 to play. Baseball allows each of us to perform individually within the framework of a team. It is the most difficult and mentally challenging game to play. There is no play book to follow, no blocking assignments, just the coach guiding the team through the game.

Try hitting a round ball, with a round bat, moving 80 to 90 mph and hitting it square. A base...

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