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No home run from The Babe this time

It's heady stuff when the National Baseball Hall of Fame comes calling. Many a youngster has grown old waiting for a visit to Cooperstown, N.Y.

So when an inquiry came from Cooperstown to the Limestone County Economic Development Association and Athens officials, Christmas appeared to arrive ahead of Santa.

Baseball officials apparently want Limestone officials to build a travel ball complex where the state will construct an interchange for Interstate 65 and Huntsville-Browns Ferry Road.

Awful idea, if you want to read between the lines of U.S. Rep. Bud Cramer's reaction after he managed $4.3 million for the project.

The congressman wants Limestone officials to think bigger. He mentions steel mills and automotive plants.

Limestone hasn't said it is taking a swing at the baseball deal, but like a lot of college football coaches these days, officials there haven't rejected the idea.

The congressman makes excellent points. Ballparks can go most anywhere and the amount of land available at interchanges is limited and must be used wisely.

Morgan County faces the same decisions as it looks at locations along I-65 at the Alabama 36 interchange to develop an industrial park.

Morgan County and Hartselle officials, too, must think big in developing the proposed park.

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