Knobby not only gets “crowned” by a Baltimore Oriole baseball when the President of the United States tosses the first pitch of the season, but manages to sleep in the Lincoln Room and rescue the Queen of England in the White House.

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I was watching the President of the United States throw the first baseball of the season on TV and got the idea for this story. At that time I still had vivid memories of my group, the Juniper Intermediate School Band’s performance at Dodger Stadium, so I found it easy to get into the “swing” of things and began writing. Playing on the arena floor with its manicured grass, while looking up at a massive audience, was an awesome experience.

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