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Strip away the bright white chalk lines, the regal black fencing, the cameras and reporters. Scrub out the freshly sodded lawn, the scoreboard, the onlookers and well-wishers. What was left Friday morning on this little plot of land near the Hudson River was a boy, a girl, a baseball and a game of catch. It was not so long ago that Shannon Forde was the girl at the park on Mehrhof Road, playing softball with her father, sister and friends.

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