American boys of summer explain fourth of July

Cole Carruthers
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Americans Ben Wylly, Josh Carroll and Ryan Paasch of the Moose Jaw Miller Express will be a bit homesick on July 4.

Today our American brothers and sisters will celebrate their independence in the good ol’ US of A.

Most of us have been to the U.S. at least a few times, but not everyone can say they’ve been there on the fourth of July.

The Times-Herald caught up with three of the Moose Jaw Miller Express baseball players who hail from the United States to ask the southern boys of summer what they would be doing if they were back home for Independence Day.

Ryan Paasch says he’d be soaking up the rays with family back in St. Cloud, Minnesota. “I’d be going out to the lake cabin, boating, tubing, fishing; all the good stuff and lighting off fireworks tonight and probably all week.”

Josh Carroll, native of the lone star state says just like everything else Texans do, they go big with celebrating Independence Day.

“Its a big celebration down there on the third and fourth of July, they’ll be shooting off fireworks the entire time.”

Ben Wylly of Irvine, California likes to spend the day with friends and get a bit of exercise. “We have a little community called Woodbridge that holds a five kilometre race each year and me and my friends will enter and dress up in costumes; one year I dressed up as Barack Obama.”

For more on this story, pick up the next issue of the Times-Herald.

Organizations: The Times-Herald, Moose Jaw Miller Express

Geographic location: Irvine, California, United States, St. Cloud, Minnesota

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