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Break means break for Indians

Suppose you played for the Spokane Indians and your team is hosting the Northwest League/Pioneer League All-Star Game on Tuesday. Now suppose you weren't selected for the game. What should you do? Read Sunday game story


The correct answer appears to be sleep, according to Indians Darius Day and Leon Byrd, who were a combined 5 for 7 during Sunday's 4-1 victory over Eugene.


"I'm just going to take a couple of days off," said Day, whose 3-for-4 effort boosted his batting average to .273. "Just relax and probably get a lot of sleep. Probably forget about baseball for two days and get back to it on Wednesday."


"I'm probably going to sleep," said Byrd, whose two-run single in the eighth inning snapped a 1-all tie. "The season's been long, so I'm definitely going to do my fair share of napping."


Both players could be forgiven for not attending what is essentially an exhibition game.


"The plan is to come see the All-Star Game, see the guys who are playing in it and support them, but we'll see what happens," Day said.


"At this point of the season, we come up here (Avista Stadium) everyday," Byrd said. "I don't  have an issue with it (attending the game), but time off, rewind, get away from baseball a little bit -- that's probably the best thing."



Chris Derrick
Chris Derrick joined The Spokesman-Review in 1990. He currently is a copy editor for the Sports Desk.

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