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Doug Bassett

SPORTSHOUND: Ready to play, but not today

Image: Elk Point Midget Sox 1999 Tales from the Doug-Out: July 7th, 2020 Congratulations to all the 2020 graduates. The class of 2020 is the one that everyone will remember forever. The year it didn’t happen. This past weekend got me thinking of all the years we did have grade …

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SPORTSHOUND: Right Side Left – Left Side Right!

Image: Elk Point Peewee Girls Softball 1994 Tales from the Doug-Out: June 23rd, 2020 We have been focusing on the Sox boys baseball  for the last few weeks, so I thought we would throw you a change up pitch this week  and talk a little bit about the girls softball …

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Ready for the Prime Time

Image: Opening ceremonies Alberta Midget A Baseball Provincials 1998 Tales from the Doug-Out: June 16th, 2020 Stage two of our historical Covid 19 relaunch has just started. Let’s hope we can get through it in flying colours and get on to Stage three, and then on to Exit Stage Right?! …

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Diamonds in the Rough

Tales from Doug Out – June 9th, 2020 If this was a normal year, we would have to deal with the rain on this past weekend on the ball diamond. Instead of sitting inside my house looking out the window at it. Getting tarps over the mound, kitty litter, oil …

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Back to the Drawing Board

Tales from the Doug-Out: June 2nd, 2020 June is here already and before we know it, the longest day of the year will be here and gone. The first month of the minor ball season is over. Oh, haha guess you missed it!  Not funny, I know. Let’s hope the …

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Back to the Future

Tales from the Doug-Out: May 26th, 2020 Remember the movie Back to the Future with Michael J Fox . Michael, who by the way was born in Edmonton and just recently gave a shout out to the health care workers on a video posted to the AHS Facebook page. Another …

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A Season to Remember… or not

Tales from the Doug-Out: May 11th, 2020 Somehow Mother’s Day this past weekend was a little different than many years in the past. Not surprising, with COVID-19 of course it did. For a lot of reasons it really had a lot more meaning to it. Most people seem to have …

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Hot Summer Hockey

Tales from the Timebox: May 5th, 2020 Hurray, hurray the first week of May.  Minor ball season SHOULD be starting this week. With no NHL hockey or MLB baseball on the telly or minor ball and soccer, I guess this year the landfills and greenhouses will be busier than ever. …

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Silver Bullets

Tales from the Timebox: April 28th, 2020 Another week has passed us by and we’re still all at home, but at least the snow has melted and we can go outside work in the yard. Thank goodness I still have some hockey stories in my brain bank. Chapter five in …

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Dust on the Bottle

Tales from the Timebox: April 21st, 2020 Image: Elk Point 1995/96 Midget Thunder  Hard to believe it’s been just barely over a month since this all started. Into the time machine we go again this week for another one of my Tales from the Timebox. Chapter four. This week I …

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