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SEATTLE - MAY 31:  Michael Cuddyer #5 of the Minnesota Twins stands during a Memorial Day tribute prior to a game against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on May 31, 2010 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE - MAY 31: Michael Cuddyer #5 of the Minnesota Twins stands during a Memorial Day tribute prior to a game against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on May 31, 2010 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer.  Memorial Day weekend is also, often times, the first time friends and families get out and party in cookout fashion.  Does anyone have any interesting sports related stories from past Memorial Day weekends?  A pickup basketball game gone awry?  A family softball game that got a little too competitive?  A lawn jart accident?  Some horseshoe drama out there?

Sports Illustrated has a picture gallery devoted to Memorial Day sports moments.  You can check it out right here

On Memorial Day 2010 I took a closer look at Soldier Field.  You can check that link out by clicking here.  I'll end this brief post with the same ending I used last year.

Take a moment to think about those we've lost in service to our country, and if you have the chance to do so thank a soldier for all they do.  And be sure to have a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend.