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Big Catch of $2,000 Caught in Minnesota

August 26th, 2023 Segment 1

The Carolina Outdoors is intended to help you learn, escape, & be inspired to join into our Carolina Outdoors (& Beyond).

This week:  Lee Clinton, Grounds Crew at the Little League World Series & Joe Marusak, The Charlotte Observer’s Breaking news journalist talks Lake Cornelius.

In the News:  A Minnesota fourteen year old fishing for Walleye in Lake of the Woods caught a $2,000 wallet.  The wallet was returned to its owner, Jim Denney, after drying the money.  Denney lost the wallet fishing the same lake one year ago.  Halsa only accepted a cooler and a dinner from Denney, as reward.

Little League World Series with Lee Clinton

August 26, 2023 Segment 2

North Carolina has a state law that declares that public schools don’t start class until after August 25th.  There are several school districts that are rebelling against the state law & starting a bit earlier.  This has lengthened the time that we speak on the Back-to-School time period including speaking with Langston Wertz, Jr., about high school football.

It’s a time to celebrate one of the heritage sports of America, Baseball.  The Little League World series takes place in Williamsport, PA each August and our friend & local man, Lee Clinton, always takes his place as part of the grounds crew for this annual event. An event that has been going on for the past 76 years.

The 2023 Little League World Series is taking place August 16 to August 27 with ten teams from the United States and ten teams from other countries competing.

Clinton’s regular job when back home in Clover, SC, is working for Clover School District #2.  However he heads to Williamsport to take care of the multiple practice fields & the Historic Bowman Field located at the Muncy Bank Ballpark.

During his time there in the past week, two Major League teams showed up.  The Washington Nationals and the Philadelphia Phillies played on August 20th within Muncy Bank Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field for the MLB Little League Classic game.  The Nationals won 4-3.

Clinton stated that although the MLB utilizes their own ground crews, his crew & the Little League Players all get to sit and watch the MLB game.

Fans of the ground crew (like Clinton’s interviewer, Bill Bartee from local Charlotte outfitter, Jesse Brown’s) haven’t gotten to see the grounds crew as much.  This is due to the lack of rain this year & the less time to cover the field during air time on ESPN.

Another Carolinian that was a part of the 2023 LLWS was the late ESPN personality, Stuart Scott (1965-2015).  Scott was a part of the Northwest Forsyth (N.C.) Little League as a youth & is being posthumously enshrined as the 62nd person Little League® Hall of Excellence.

Get ready for tailgate season at Jesse Brown’s.  Camp Chairs, Yeti coolers & drinkwear, & the best looking selection of Duck Head Clothing in Charlotte.

Review of this Week’s Show

Segment 4, August 26, 2023

There’s still time to go for a swim this summer or a hike.  Although if you do head out for a hike, stay in the shade & take plenty of water.

Lee Clinton from the Grounds Crew at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA, gave us his breakdown of this annual tradition.
Joe Marusak from The Charlotte Observer for joining us on the Carolina Outdoors.  His articles on Lake Davidson & Lake Cornelius have helped us find places to escape in plain sight in the Charlotte outdoor scene.

Thanks to both guests & TJ “the DJ” Boggs for helping make the Carolina Outdoors happen!