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Someone to know: Greg Alder, Boise River Dogs

Friday, April 30th, 2010

BOISE, IDAHO – The younger players today bemoan their fate. Oh, how some of them wish they could have played in the heyday of men’s fastpitch. They hear the stories from the older veterans.

Every city prospered with an abundance of teams and leagues. Every town – large or small – had at least one team. And intense, often times bitter rivalries between neighboring towns drew hundreds of fans to league and tournament games.

Travel? Maybe a few miles cross-town. Maybe a few miles down the road. And tournaments? Every weekend some team somewhere close by hosted a tourney.

Greg Alder of Boise counts himself lucky. He grew up and played in the glory days of men’s fastpitch – the 1960s through the late 1980s.

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