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|CAPLE'S LEWIS & CLARK TALLY|
Miles: 190 from Kansas City to Omaha (740 total, including side trips).
Total states: 5.
Weather: Cool and rainy.
Diet sodas: 1 unit.
"Undaunted Courage" audiotape: Lewis and Clark arrive at the Mandan village and hire the occasionally-useless interpreter Charboneau and his always-invaluable young wife, Sacajawea.
Lewis and Clark Trail Markers passed: 12 (42 total)
Roads/streets named for athletes: George Brett Super Highway in Kansas City and Bob Gibson Blvd. in Omaha.
Price of gas: $1.79.
Traffic citations: None.
Texas will play Cal State-Fullerton in the College World Series. See a preview in ESPN Motion now.
• Motion: CWS preview
|Bob Lovejoy, Kevin Lingren and Jill Lovejoy always keep score at the College World Series.|
|Of the eight College World Series teams, five are from states that did not exist at the time of the Lewis and Clark expedition -- Cal-State Fullerton, Arizona, Texas, Arkansas and Lousiana State. It was the Louisiana Purchase that spurred the expedition -- after Thomas Jefferson bought the vast territory from France in 1803 for $15 million, he sent Lewis and Clark out to explore what he had purchased. Or, at least, a portion of the purchase, which added 565 million acres to United States territory. That not only doubled the nation's size, it's almost as large as Detroit's Comerica Park.|
|Mitt Mender Dan Bouska, stitching up a glove.|
|Jim looks like he's having lots of fun in Omaha, doesn't he?|