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Lori Riley: Plenty Of Needling Before Enfield Baseball Reunion Festivities

Brian Riley was the shortstop for the Enfield baseball team that won its last nine games to qualify for the state tournament. That was in 1994.

Freddy Medina was the pitcher who won a school-record 38 games for Enfield and helped the Raiders to the 2001 Class L championship game against Staples, where they lost 6-3. Riley helped coach that team.

Nobody knows exactly when the trash-talking started, maybe a few years after that. Riley, who now lives in Arizona, maintained the 1994 team was better.

Come on, Medina would say, everybody knows the 2001 team was the best.

They talked about having a reunion game but it never happened. Riley created a Facebook page,...