Benster's baseball season ended yesterday. The team ended up losing more games than it won, which is too bad, but very few people outside of the members of the team care very much about that. What matters is that he had a chance to play ball and improve as a player and as a person. And he did both.
That's more important, in the long run, than much of anything that's happening in Washington, or St. Paul for that matter. The 13 young men on Benster's team are all top-notch kids: smart, eager to learn and good-natured. They laugh easily and enjoyed each other's company. You get hope from seeing that.