Found June 01, 2012 on
From the Washington Post
Washington baseball fans are super excited about their Nationals, who are in first place in the National League East. But there are other baseball teams around Washington to get folks excited this summer.
The Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League starts play next week. Ten teams made up of top-flight college players will play almost every night for the next two months. The games highlight good, old-fashioned baseball played with wooden bats instead of the metal ones kids that use in youth, high school and college baseball.
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