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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Things To See In A Lifetime

When you pose the question name 10 things you would like to see or do in your lifetime everyone would have a different list, but some surprisingly would be the same.

One such item that was never really on my list happened yesterday afternoon as Roy Halladay tossed a no-hitter as the Philadelphia Phillies shut out the Cincinnati Reds in the opening round of the National League Divisional Series.

While you may say a no-hitter is not that big a deal (269 total), there have only been two ever thrown in the baseball playoffs. The other was Don Larsen's perfect game in the 1956 World Series. By the way that perfect game got Larsen into the Baseball Hall of Fame despite a career losing record.

In my collegiate career I have been fortunate enough to visit some of the places in the United States that most normal folks only dream about heading to. From walking on the beach in Hawai'i, to traveling down the strip in Vegas, to sledding in the winter in Alaska.

This year athletes from EIU have also had the opportunity to hit unique destinations and here are a few(some already happened, some are still to come).

1.) Walking in the pink locker room at Iowa's Kinnick Stadium
2.) Playing and walking through historic Harvard University
3.) Competing at Oregon's historic Hayward Track Stadium
4.) Women's basketball playing in Miami, with a possible side trip to South Beach

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