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Outstanding news from the Cape Cod Times (with their first, and likely last, big scoop):

ESPN baseball analyst and Hall of Fame baseball writer Peter Gammons saw his first live baseball game in quite a while yesterday, taking in a few innings of Game 1 of the Cape League's West Division playoffs at Lowell Park.


The story says Gammons was introduced before the game and, predictably, received a huge ovation. (We expect something similar, but much louder, when he makes it to Fenway.) He says it will "be a while" until he's back on the job — presuming he has avoided being handsy with the staff — and, like a lot of you, we suspect, that time can't come soon enough. Welcome (almost) back, Peter.

Gammons Back At The Ballfield [Cape Cod Times]

(UPDATE: Cape Cod Baseball has a photo of Gammons. It's also after the jump.)

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