Points North, Ep. 21: Pit Spitters
This week on Points North, Traverse City’s new baseball team dominates on the field, but getting fans in the seats has been another matter. Plus, a review of Kathleen Stocking’s collection of essays “From the Place of the Gathering Light.”
Fans slow to notice Pit Spitters' success
A lot of fanfare accompanied the announcement that the Pit Spitters baseball team was coming to Traverse City. Billboards went up declaring “New Team. New Fun.” But even with renewed marketing efforts and the team’s recent 18-game winning streak, fan attendance has been low.
Traveling through Leelanau's history
Kathleen Stocking’s latest book of essays “From the Place of the Gathering Light” has recently gone into its second printing. Thirty years after her book “Letters from Leelanau,” the northern Michigan writer turns again to the Leelanau Peninsula.
“Older and wiser, she reflects on the permanent and the changed,” says Aaron Stander of IPR’s Michigan Writers on the Air.
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