Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Bulls And Baseball On Fourth.(Mountain View Journal)

Byline: Tim Menicutch Mountain View Sports

No Piccolo Petes or barbecued meats this year. I spent the holiday at two locations not far from each other in Moriarty. Although close in proximity, the two sports I saw are miles apart in every other way.

The morning was devoted to the annual Fourth of July rodeo. City championship youth baseball was penciled in for the afternoon.

Baseball and rodeo. What a contrast.

It was still early when I arrived at the Heritage Arena on the Moriarty Rodeo Grounds. The searing summer sun was already putting a sweat on the brow. The arena floor was dry and dusty.

This was my first coverage of a rodeo event. …

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