I have a few questions. Why does negative press always triumph good things that happen in Lodi?
Is it for the power of the press and the dollars that goes with them? How does a World Series title accomplishment not make the front page of our community paper?
The Lodi GrapeSox and their achievements was a fortunate thing for Lodi - having baseball return to this community. However, the financial issues that went with them have now overshadowed an unprecedented World Series Girls 16 and Under Babe Ruth Softball Championship. These young ladies have gone to numerous World Series only to return without a title. They have now achieved something that no other team in the history of Lodi has done.
The article on the GrapeSox was well written and explored, but the feeling is that we continue in our society to look for the negative over the positive. This may be a one-and-only national title that comes to our city - embrace it and cherish it. The moment is now and may never occur again.
Congratulations to all of those players, coaches and families affiliated with this team.
Grant and Brenda Plath