A few of us headed down to Evansville this weekend to race the River City Criterium, a 2 hour drive but into the Central Time Zone, so we gained an hour of warm up once we arrived. It’s in a nice venue in Garvin park sandwiched between the industrial part of the city and a middle class neighborhood. The park plays host to a number of baseball fields on its perimeter, named after the New York Yankee and Evansville native Don Mattingly. He played 14 years with New York and averaged .307. That’s like you and me getting into the break at least 3 out of 10 races. He signed in 1982 (the year I graduated from UCONN) for $30,000 and when he retired in 1995 he was making $4.5 million dollars.
This area has a gritty, working class feel that resonates with me and would permeate the event.
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