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OT--Time for the best game of the year

And this has absolutely nothing to do with the Cubs unfortunately.  No, this is something that all true baseball fans should experience at least once in their lives--the Midnight Sun Game in Fairbanks, Alaska.  Every year on the summer solstice the Alaska Goldpanners (an amature team made up of college players for the most part) play a game that doesn't start until 10:30 pm and its not uncommon for it to run until 2 or 3 in the morning.  The beautiful part of it is that it is played under nothing but natural light.  24 hours of usable sunlight at this time of year in Fairbanks leads to what is, IMHO, one of the best baseball experiences ever--anywhere.  Wrigley is absolutely the cathedral of the religion that is baseball, but this is something that should not be missed.  I was able to experience it once while I was stationed in Alaska and I cannot wait to go back some day and experience it again.  Visit the website and look around, read some of the history of the game.  Pay attention to some of the names that have played up there in this game, you might find one or two you might be familiar with.

Alaska Goldpanners Home Page

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