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Remember when you enjoyed getting dizzy?

You were probably about 7 or 8 years old. By adulthood, we do everything we can to avoid being thrown off balance -- well, except for that brief period during young adulthood when somehow drinking to excess seems appealing.

I haven't studied this, but apparently the ability to withstand dizziness lingers during later childhood. Our 15-year-old son proved this in the Dizzy Bat Race during the Texas Collegiate League All Star game Monday night at Riverside Stadium.

Exhibiting powers adults no longer possess, Paul spun around 10 times with his head pressed against a bat and then dashed in a straight line from behind home plate to right field. He hardly even wobbled.

The sight took me back to my childhood when I rode the Tilt-A-Whirl over and over again at Topeka's Boyles Joyland. Alas, an Internet search reveals Boyles Joyland is now a flea market.

When Boyles Joyland was a thriving enterprise, the first single I ever bought was Tommy Roe's "Dizzy." The song lives vividly in my memory, even if the ability to rotate rapidly is long gone. Oh, well, 45 rpm records no longer spin either.