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Iraq gets unis, courtesy of Ebbets Field

Originally Published: July 23, 2009
By Jim Caple | Page 2

McClatchy newspapers reported last week that the Iraqi national baseball team -- you knew there is one, right? -- recently was down to one cap, three old balls, nine secondhand gloves and a 5-year-old softball bat. In other words, the team is the Pittsburgh Pirates of the Middle East, only it doesn't plan to trade away its best players.

The Iraq baseball program might be just getting started, but it's about to become ready for Turn Back the Clock Night -- Ebbets Field Flannels is ...

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