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Reba McEntire

Commentary: 10 years of Cal Ripken World Series memories

It's a little hard to believe that we're smack dab in the middle of another Cal Ripken World Series. But, this isn't just another series, it's year number 10 since the series made Aberdeen and the Ripken Baseball Complex its home.

Much has happened over those 10 years, with a number of changes to both the game itself and many things that are part of the entire world series experience.

Taking a quick look back, 10 years ago, we watched in amazement as Ripken Stadium was transformed from a top-notch minor league stadium into a state of the art 60-foot diamond for the younger guys. I dare say smaller.

In two quick years, the fields and complex we now enjoy were built, and I...