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10 The Julian News REDUCED Fantastic Business Opportunity The "Cowbella Ranch Caf6" is located at 2116 Main Street in the heart of Julian. This turn key caf6 has everything you need to succeed! Listed at $80,000. i by Bill Fink The Boys (and Girls) Of Summer You heard it here first. Two teams from the majors are going to be playing in Julian on Saturday, April 13th at 10 a.m. The Padres and Cardinals start their season at Jess Martin Park. Admission is free and if you love baseball in its true, unadulterated form, you can't miss this one. Ah yes, the boys (and girls) of summer. The home team will take the field. The first basemen will toss grounders to the infielders who'll snap a throw back at him imagining tossing out the runner speeding down the line. The outfielders will be making long loping throws to each other. The pitcher will take his warm-ups till the umpire in his traditional black and gray bellows "PLAY BALI". The catcher throws the ball to second and the shortstop makes his imaginary tag and the ball goes round the horn and back to the pitcher. A hard swallow, the foot to the rubber, deep breath and the game is on. "Put me in coach" Do you remember this? Did you just exalt on opening day with your socks and surgicals pulled up tight? Were your spikes were shined on opening day? And just how did you bend or crease your visor? The style of your visor, your individuality on a team of otherwise uniform guys. You probably still wear it the same as you did back then when you were twelve. Baseball, the link to the past. In spring the grass was green and the air was still a little crisp. The bats were wood then and the crack of the bat when it hit the ball just added to the purity of the experience. The ping of aluminum or steel or titanium or whatever they make bats out of today doesn't quite seem the same to me but at least they cost a lot more money. Do you remember when you made contact with the ball and went tearing down the baseline? Or staying low on a sharply hit grounder, risking teeth and facial structure and coming up nonchalantly making the throw. Do your remember the cheers and the absolute joy you felt. Was it the gum you chewed incessantly pretending you were a big leaguer with a cheek full of chaw or that smile on your face that made your jaw hurt. The misery and sadness when you muffed a play or lost, were all part of the game, part of the bigger lesson. "Put me in coach, I'm ready to play, today." I loved baseball. I started playing in a pasture at Steve Dubrowski's farm. All the local farm kids would show up, pick teams and we'd play ball till the "last inch of daylight." One day, My Dad and I drive into Farmingdale, the local town, and we go by this field where there's a game going on. I know these kids from school! They've got uniforms, there's a smooth infield, real bases, umpires, an outfield fence and there's Harold playing for the Yankees. I know Harold, he can't play worth a damn but he's got a uniform and I am green with envy. The next year we move to Elberon at the Jersey shore. I'm ten and try out for the team and make the cut. I didn't get to play much that year but I was fast. It seems that I almost always got in near the end of the game as a substitute base runner. Didn't matter, I had a mouth full of bubble gum and a smile on my face. "Put me in coach, I'm ready to play, today. Put me in coach, I'm ready to play, today." April 10, 2013 A year laterwe move again. I get picked by the Braves, try out and make the best team in the Ocean Township league. Because the Braves won the league the year before, we get to play on opening night at Colt Field. I said night. Lights, manicured grass infield, grass outfield, dugouts, sound system with announcer, bleachers, concession stand with hamburgers, hot dogs, soda, candy bars, ice cream and cracker jacks. Everything is painted green. It's like I'm at Fenway. My memories of being eleven and twelve, and baseball are so intertwined in my memory of my youth, that I'll never forget them. Jack Donovan and Nick Carter were my coaches. Not only did they teach us kids baseball skills, they taught us the game. It was years later when I figured out that their devotion and mentoring taught us about the great symmetry of the game and how it relates to life. Baseball, no time limit, every game played at it's own pace, the perfect game. There are about 70 local boys and girls in Julian that play on Little League teams from T-Ball 4-7 years old, Minors 7-12 years old, and Majors 9-12 years old. There are lots of parents and other adults who contribute their time, money and resources to give these kids a chance to play "the perfect game", to smile, get sad, form a camaraderie with their mates, fill their mouths with gum and spit like they do in the bigs. The American Legion sponsors one of the teams and to help out more, they're going to put on a steak dinner, as in Rib eye steak dinner, with baked potato, vegetable, salad, roll and dessert for ten bucks this Friday night at the Legion starting at 5:30 till they're sold out. This is a great cause that benefits local boys and girls and all the adults that are doing so much to teach them a lot more than baseball. "Put me in coach, I'm ready to play, today. Put me in coach, I'm ready to play, today. Look at me, Gotta be, centerfield!"- John Fogerty PETS OF THE WEEK Prim is a 2 year old spayed Miniature Pinscher who weighs 7.51bs. Cuddle monster alerfl Prim just loves sitting in laps for snuggling and being adored by her humans. Prim arrived at the shelter timid and scared but after the staff and volunteers have been working with her she is more outgoing and less frightened of her surroundings. Since being at the shelter she has even learned to walk on a leash. Prim has had several canine roommates and has gotten along with each and every one. To meet this chaming lady ask for ID#A1519400 Tag#C607. Prim can be adopted for $69. g Patrick is a 15-years-young long haired tuxedo cat who weighs almost 121bs. He is a mellow, sweet guy who loves to be brushed and petted. He will purr and purr with approval and eventually roll over onto his back with joy. Patrick is fine with other cats and doesn't even bat an eye if one hisses at him. He would love nothing more than a forever home to spoil him in his golden years. Arriving as a stray, not much is know about his past but you could be the one to give him a bright future. Meet Patrick by asking for ID#A1520133 Tag#C648. He can be adopted for the Senior Fee of just $35 All adoption fees include vaccinations, spaying/neutering (upon adoption), a microchip and free Vet visit. Dog fees also include a 1 year license. Prim and Patrick are at our Central County Shelter, 5480 Gaines Street, San Diego. The Shelter hours are 9:30AM to 5:30PM, Tuesday through Saturday or visit www.sddac.com for more information. In the U.S. both National Pig Day, and Peanut Butter Lover's Day are observed on March first- hopefully not at the same time in the same place. Veronica Clark 760-803-3582 DRE #01092197 Have Buyers Judy Raines 760-604-1946 If You're Ready to List DRE #01350842 Experienced In All Aspects of Real Estate - Including Short Sale Negotiations We have homes in Julian and the back country starting with the price of $125,000. They are in good areas and are all sizes. Call us today for a list with pictures or to see any of these homes. 1. In 2012, Stephen Strasburg became the sixth major, league pitcher since 1900 to notch 200 strikeouts in fewer than 30 career games. Who else has done it? 2. Entering 2013, who was the last major-league pitcher with consecutive seasons of at least 20 wins? 3. Wisconsin running back Montee Ball tied an NCAA record in 2011 for most touchdowns in a season (39). Who else holds the mark? 4. In 2012, Deron Williams set a Nets team record for most points in a game (57). Who had held the record? 5. Penguins goaltender Marc- Andre Fleury in 2013 became Pittsburgh's all-time leader in victories (227). Who had held the mark? 6. How many= times has a defender been named MVP of the Major League Soccer Cup final? 7. Who was the first U.S. woman to win an Olympic judo medal? Answers onvage 14 i Beautiful usable 2.68 acre property for home and ranch.  area of Ramona yet close to town. Must see. $149,900 Panoramic View, from this large property, located in the beautiful Cuyamaca Woods. Perked for a 3BR residence. Comers are marked. House plans are available, the property is between Cosmit Lane and Engineers Rd. Several new homes in the area. $95,000 Suitable for growing also. Rural Ready for you to build. This .38 acre lot is only $55,000