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“Outside the fence, we’re all friends…”

Five years ago this week, I stood at home plate at our Majors baseball field and gave my first opening day speech as president of Saddleback Little League. I told the assembled parents and players: Inside the fence, we play hard to win. Outside the fence, we’re all friends and part of one community. It …

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When it was all worth it

My speech at our Little League’s Opening Day. Photo by Rob Steaffens. To me, the most significant part of last Saturday’s Opening Day came late in the day. I was sitting in the bleachers of one of the fields where a AA game was taking place. The ceremony that I spoke at had long since …

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