It's no secret traveling youth baseball leagues are the craze. These, at times, cut-throat and competitive leagues have even resulted to recruiting players from out of town. While the leagues have become common place around the country, and despite the popularity, controversy over their value to young athletes continues.
Justin Olson pitched two scoreless innings for Double-A New Britain Friday, lowering his ERA to 4.46. Olson went six up-six down over the eighth and ninth innings against Bowie in a 6-4 loss. After receiving decisions in 13 of his first 15 outings, Olson's had four straight no-decisions. He is 6-7.
Oak Park residents who live in the vicinity of Oak Park Stadium, we have some news that may irk you a bit. Over the weekend, city officials and even this newspaper joined together to execute Operation: Let There Be Light, which consisted of the installment of illumination at and near the football stadium on Lake Street. TheWednesday Journal was a proud sponsor of this clandestine operation.
The Oak Park-River Forest and Fenwick boys' and girls' basketball teams will be joining 48 other teams at this weekend's Minuteman Classic, one of the Chicago area's toughest and most prestigious summer tourneys.
Can't have a runners' club without regular fun runs. It's what we do. If you're in a running group, you expect to run. The Oak Park Runners Club has runs on Monday evenings and Saturday mornings, and it's interesting how the Monday runs have flourished over the past couple of years.
ELCA Lutherans, along with every other mainline denomination, don't know what to do with homosexuals. Pastor Mark Reshan and two delegates from United Lutheran Church, and Pastor Susan Rippert and two delegates from Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, saw evidence of this ambivalence at their synod assembly in Rosemont on June 10-11.