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Spurs & Feathers: The pursuit of happiness for Jake Williams (part one)
July 27, 2016


By Andy Demetra

The sounds are the same. They always are. The crisp thwack of a bat striking a ball. The crunch of dirt underneath cleats. The snap of a glove fielding a hard throw. The stream of chatter burbling from the dugout.

The sights are not. Jake Williams stands out in centerfield, at this ballpark built over an old slaughterhouse, with its wooden bleachers and grassy embankment behind home plate, and its uneven, weather-beaten wood slats for a fence, and its cavalry of pines towering behind the outfield.

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