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Seasons are coming to a close

August 24, 2018

This past Sunday, the Philadelphia Phillies played the New York Mets in the Little League Classic game in Williamsport, Pa. to help celebrate the Little League World Series. It was great fun to watch, even though the Phillies played terribly.

I think they were having way too much fun just acting like kids in the dugout again. It was great seeing the players interact with the teams, pulling some of the antics of their own childhood Little League times-gone-by. I hope they continue playing this celebration game for years to come!

Baseball used to be America's pastime but it's now been overtaken in popularity by basketball and football. Events like this are good for the sport.

The Phillies have had a tough week overall. They can't seem to play a complete game without something going wrong. If they don't figure out how to play a clean game of baseball, it will ultimately be the main reason they don't make the playoffs. I have a feeling it will all come down to the wire as to whether they can pull through. Frustrating, but I have to watch. I remain hopeful.

In golf, the FedEx Cup playoffs begin this week. It is a four week elimination system consisting of a normal field of 125 players to start. The Tour Championship is the last event of the FedEx Cup playoffs, coming down to the top 30 players.

I think either Dustin Johnson or Justin Thomas will win the whole thing. At the end of this rainbow, there is a $10 million dollar pot of gold.

The final Tour Championship will be held at Eastlake Golf Course in Atlanta, Ga. in late September. This is a worthwhile tournament to follow into the fall.

 

See you on the sidelines!

 

  • A 2002 Cape grad and 2007 UD grad, Lewes resident Sumner Spence is one of the Cape area's biggest sports fans. Wheelchair-bound his entire life, he has lived vicariously through his sports-playing father, brother, and friends, who gave him his love of sports. He hopes to provide new and interesting perspectives on the sports stories and issues of the day. Email Sumner at sumspence@gmail.com.