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|Martin: NCAA conference realignments confusing|
I remember when I was a lot younger when I would walk up to the Vidalia post oﬃce on Texas Street to what is now Westaﬀ and bug Jack Milligan to death asking if the Strat-OMatic baseball game we ordered every year had come in. (And, no, I wasn't there when they moved the town).
When he ﬁnally gave that Jack Milligan wisecrack and patented smile I knew it was here and I would race home so my brothers and all the neighborhood kids could dig in and pick out there favorite team for that season.
I usually got the Houston Astros except for one year when I played for Marty's Mets in Dixie Youth and had to have the New York Mets. We would browse through the cards and only have to make a couple of switches to keep up with changes.
That whole spring and summer would be spent with the game board and cards scattered all over the front room. We played it so much we didn't have to go to the large cardboard for when a player's ﬁelding went into eﬀect, we knew from picking the split card and the rating on the card most of the time what the result would be. I can only imagine if we continued to purchase that game today. We would be switching cards faster than an old game of battle.
By the end, we would probably have about six original players and our team would look like some kind of tournament team. Well, don't look now, but that goes for all sports. Remember when the Southeastern Conference consisted of 0 teams?
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