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Field Offers Return Of NIC Baseball

A decade has passed since North Idaho College swung the collegiate bats, but if baseball supporters can build a $3 million field of dreams, the Cardinals, too, could land a home. “We've always been in support of baseball in the community,” said Al Williams, NIC athletic director. But “it's kind of a moot point to try and have a baseball program without a field.” That could change if hardball advocates, backed by a professional fundraiser, can solicit enough support to construct a roughly 1,000-seat stadium near Cherry Hill Park for the American Legion baseball program. The field would also meet collegiate field requirements/Tom Hasslinger, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here. (Jesse Tinsley SR file photo: North Idaho College second baseman Al Bevacqua takes out a College of Southern Idaho runner in this April 10, 1998, photo)

Question: Would you like to see a field-of-dreams baseball diamond built on Cherry Hill that would take care of American Legion Baseball — and possibly resurrect the North Idaho College baseball team?


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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