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Hoosier Musings on the Road to Emmaus

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Take me out to the ball game...

Now, this is the kind of Middle East Invasion I can support.

BAGHDAD — Smiles broke out earlier this week as members of the Iraqi national baseball team tore into boxes filled with brand-new uniforms, courtesy of a Seattle-based company that donated the gear after a profile of the fledgling team by McClatchy and a national appeal by MSNBC.

Six of the team members examined every detail of their new Ebbets Field Flannels duds Tuesday: blue caps printed with Iraqi flags, custom-made jerseys with "Iraq" on the backs, gray pants and old-school stirrup socks.

"I never dreamed we'd have something like this," said Bashar al Salah, the team's captain. "Now we're a real baseball team

Props to The Lead for sharing this.


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