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Teams use spring break to focus on season

Updated: April 8, 2009, 5:18 PM ET
By Corey Long | Special to ESPNRISE.com

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Joe Thompson is watching with angst as Urbana (Illinois) trails Montour (Robinson Township, Pa.) 6-5 in the bottom of the seventh inning. His son, Ben, plays baseball for Urbana and this is an official game. As Montour records the final out, Thompson walks away disappointed.

Sure, it's called spring training and it's located in the happiest place on earth, but competition is still competition, and losing still stings parents and players alike.

Meanwhile, ...

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