The thrill of the grass.POP TRIVIA QUIZ: IN what European country is Little League baseball played most? Thanks to a retired American baseball coach named Basil Tarasko Basil P Tarasko, 60, is an Ukrainian-American baseball coach from Bayside, New York. He is a member of the Executive Board of the Ukrainian Sports Club of New York (YCK) and a member of USCAK, Ukrainian Sports Federation of the United States and Canada. , the unlikely answer is Ukraine. Tarasko is a former baseball supremo su·pre·mo
n. pl. su·pre·mos Chiefly British
One who is highest in authority or command, as of an organization.
[Spanish and Italian, supreme, supremo, from Latin for the Commonwealth of Independent States Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), community of independent nations established by a treaty signed at Minsk, Belarus, on Dec. 8, 1991, by the heads of state of Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine. Between Dec. 8 and Dec. , and was the first manager of Ukraine's national senior team, today ranked 10th in Europe. But much of his time is spent raising money in the U.S. to build Ukrainian ball fields and guarantee the sport's future. He is personally responsible for the bulk of Ukrainian baseball's revenue, and, thanks to his soft spot for the disadvantaged, 11 of the country's 62 Little League clubs are based in orphanages.
The Kyiv Post The Kyiv Post is Ukraine’s leading English language publication, covering business, politics, and society in this former Soviet republic. Founded in 1995 by U.S. citizen Jed Sunden, the weekly supports democratic politics and open markets. (Feb. 14) reports that the best teams will repeat an increasingly popular summer ritual and meet in June at Ukraine's only baseball stadium, a 900-seat facility in Kirovohrad, to choose a national champion. Batter up!