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Griffith: Congrats, Albert! Cardinal fans salute you

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albertIn the winter of 2011, for the first time in my life, I hated someone.

As a Cardinals fan, it was my duty to hate that man. After leading the Redbirds to the franchise’s 11th World Championship, El Hombre, Albert Pujols galloped out of the Gateway City for greener pastures in Anaheim.

I took for granted the 11 years of memories...

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Sports Complex should make Peoria a destination

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baseballP eoria is really known for two things: Caterpillar Inc. and the saying “Will it play in Peoria?” But what if this moderately sized city centered in the middle of the Midwest was known for having a top of the line sports complex?

There has been a need for such a complex in Peoria for a while, says Dan Cunningham, the manager of...

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FrizziToon: Where is the Big Game being played again?

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FRIZZITOONS-NEWJERSEY

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Griffith: Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie... Memories

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birdsonbatI believe I was 9 or 10 years old when I attended my first baseball game. It was a night game, Chicago White Sox vs. Milwaukee Brewers (Milwaukee was still an American League team) at Comiskey Park.

While I don't remember every pitch, or who batted first, many memories remain from that night. A friend of my parents got us tickets. The dads were taking...

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Frizzi: Visits from the ghosts of Super Bowls past

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theshuffleNo more hustle. No more bustle. No more travel. The last bit of egg nog has been drained from the Wally World souvenir mug. The holiday set has been struck and the tree has been shoved back into the attic. Many are starting to eat solid food again after their New Years Hangover. The holiday season is over.

Or is it?

The holiday season, which started...

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Frizzi: SPRING, BATTER, BATTER, BATTER, BATTER! SPR-IIIING!

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bud2February 28, 2014

With apologies to Alfred, Lord Tennyson and my cousin, Carolyn Lindsay:

“In the spring...

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Frizzi: Steroid Era reaches the Hall of Fame

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mcgwireRecent events in Major League Baseball made me remember a time in...

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FrizziToons: So, what other predictions does the groundhog have?

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FRIZZITOONS-GROUNDHOG

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Partnership with Louisville Slugger brings sports complex to the plate

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In 14-plus years running Eastside Center in East Peoria, Dan Cunningham has learned what it takes to stage top-notch softball tournaments to a multi-field complex that draw teams from all over the state and region.

That expertise landed him a new job starting the first of the year. As director of the Louisville Slugger Sports Complex planned for Peoria's northwest corner, Cunningham will oversee construction of the 10-field, indoor-outdoor...

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