I happened to be wandering the web looking for information about the Diamondbacks and whether they would be buyers or sellers as the trade deadline loomed when I came across a story out of Sioux City. The story was about their minor league baseball team, the Sioux City Canaries (now there is a name that will strike fear in an opponent). Their lead-off hitter for Wednesday’s game was Jim Eriotes. This was Jim’s first game with the Canaries and was quite a media event. It seems Jim’s claim to fame is that he is now the oldest person to be in a professional baseball game. Jim is 83 years old which makes him just slightly older than Julio Franco.


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