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Seeing October 1975 from 37th Avenue

I ride my bike by the new Jefferson Elementary School every weekday afternoon.

Today something caught my eye as I surveyed the new ball field just east of the almost-finished South Hill school. Emerging like sailboat masts from the two ends of the outfield fence were dandelion-yellow foul poles. They looked terrific.

I imagined how much fun it will be for kids to pretend to be Carlton Fisk and attempt to will a ball fair for a home run.

Then I came to my senses. I doubt many kids today know about the 1975 Red Sox vs. Reds World Series or Game 6 — arguably the best baseball game ever played.

Hell, their adult coaches were probably too young to have seen that.

But some of us remember. And seeing those shiny new foul poles can trigger a moment of time travel.

Maybe that's enough.

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Features writer Paul Turner is a columnist for The Spokesman-Review in the Features department. He writes "The Slice" column, which appears six times a week and produces general features stories for the Today section.

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