A recent item in a Google Alert titled, “Aranda takes MVP plum of MDX caging.” I clicked on the link and was taken to the website of the Saipan Tribune, where I found a story about a guy named Jack Aranda who “won the coveted MVP award after lifting San Antonio to an 87-72 victory in the winner-take-all title game against As Lito/Chow Queen in the 2011 MDX Amateur Radio Club Inter-Village Friendship League at the Civic Center Basketball Court in Susupe last Sunday.”
After reading that, I’m thinking, are the hams a lot younger in Saipan that they are in better shape than us hams on the mainland? And, even if they are, how do they get so many to turn out that they can form a league?
I e-mailed the author, and here’s what she said:
Thanks for your email. The members/officials of the radio club organized the league and there are some (not all) members who also played. The rest of the players are youth and B league ranked players.
Mystery solved. While I was on the site, I surfed around a bit and discovered that they play a lot of basketball on Saipan. At least the paper had quite a few stories about games played in a variety of leagues.