With spring training right around the corner, State Senator James Seward thinks this is the perfect time to be thinking baseball. He's sponsoring a bill that would make Abner Doubleday's game the official state sport.
He tells Finger Lakes News Radio you only have to look at Cooperstown to see the impact the game has on the state.
Seward points to the Auburn Doubledays and the long and storied history of the NY Penn League as examples of how Terrance Mann put it in Field of Dreams.
While he calls it a nice diversion from the weighty issues being discussed in Albany and Washington, Seward says baseball is important to the state's economy.