DECATUR — It felt like everyone wanted to be a Decatur Commodore on Wednesday.
Reid Detmers leaned on the fence down the third base line at Millikin's Workman Family Baseball Field in a white "Rule Omaha" tee-shirt and a grey baseball hat with an orange outline of the state of Illinois in the middle.
The Decatur Commodores played games at Sunnyside Park on Saturday and Sunday and at the new Workman Family Baseball Field on Monday.
The walls are lined with posters of various Martin kids' travel baseball teams. There's a red SIU flag hanging on the wall and netting draped throughout the Martin family farm shed in Mount Pulaski.
ARGENTA – They are stored in boxes in the garage, covered in dust in the attic, stashed in the damp, dark corners of our basements.
Don Spain was surprised when he watched “Moneyball,” the 2011 baseball film about Oakland Athletics General Manager Billy Beane.
DECATUR — If what unites Americans is indeed greater than what divides them, surely the nation’s pastime is a part of the former group.
John D'Acquisto remembers Decatur.