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Nothing Monday


By Fred Wallace


" Hi, this is Fred Wallace with " Off the Wire ".

How was that for an active weekend ?

Two Senior lacrosse games in Owen Sound between the NorthStars and the Ennismore James Gang with playoff ramifications.

Two full days of Field Lacrosse for girls at the Kiwanis Complex in Owen Sound.

Plus, Grey Motors United on the road, Sauble Speedway, Hanover Raceway & the Meaford Harbour 5K...and I'm guessing I missed a bunch of stuff too.

All of which gets you invigorated, motivated, expectant for another busy day today in sports to keep the ball rolling........

But the ball doesn't roll very far.

Yes, there's a Bluewater Fastball game scheduled for tonight at Tara plus Owen Sound Men's League action at Duncan McLellan Park. But otherwise,...nothing.

And please don't tell me about the Home Run Derby at the Major League All Star festivities at Marlins Park in Florida.

In fairness, I think I'm more excited about the home run derby than I am about the All Star Game, which is to say my level of interest is virtually zero.

Tomorrow's All Star Game means nothing. For the first time since 2002 the outcome will not determine home-field advantage for the World Series.

I'm not saying the home-field-to-the-winner concept was outstanding, but it was something. Now, the Major League All Star Game is back to being not much of anything.

I'm Fred Wallace

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