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It's Greek to Them

Aug. 23, 2004
Aug. 23, 2004

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Aug. 23, 2004

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It's Greek to Them

In its first Olympic baseball game ever, Hellas, as the blue script on Greece's classic if not classical white uniforms proclaimed, scratched out two singles, made two errors and lost 11--0 on Sunday to the Netherlands--not that the crowd of 5,009 seemed to mind. The fans cheered every play by the jerry-built team (one native Greek, 22 Americans with Greek heritage) inspired and supported by Baltimore Orioles owner Peter Angelos.

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"The first pitch I threw was a ball, and they were cheering, and I got confused," said starting pitcher Clint Zavaras, 37, a former major leaguer who has been out of professional baseball for 10 years. "I had to check the scoreboard to make sure it wasn't a strike." --M.F.