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Headshot of me wearing red lipstick Kara Babcock

Border Cats win! Going to the playoffs!

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All right, I'm not usually this excited about sporting events. But having your own college league baseball team in your city is pretty cool. Watching them win is even better.

So the Border Cats are going to the playoffs! Won their spot tonight in a game of 8-3; they'll be facing off in a best-2-of-3 series against last half's winner, St. Cloud River Bats. I'm confident they'll win against St. Cloud and will go on to play against the South Division winners (most likely the Madison Mallards).

It was the last regular season game I'll see. There's one more tomorrow, which will be a tribute night to Robbie Johns, number 23, our catcher. He's been with the team (in various positions) for all three of its years here in Thunder Bay and is a great catcher and strong hitter. They'll be retiring his number. I wish you the best of luck, Robbie.

I won't be able to attend the game, unfortunately, because I'm going to see a performance of The Taming of the Shrew with some friends.