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Some people have to dodge arguments with crazy uncles about politics or religion at the holiday dinner table. Jim Penders has to endure barbs about UConn baseball’s College World Series drought from his father and uncle — who were teammates on the Huskies’ 1965 CWS team.
“I gotta hear all about Omaha every Thanksgiving and every Christmas Eve, how I haven’t been there in uniform yet. It gets old,” Penders said ruefully. “I tell them it’s a little harder to get there now — they just kind of roll their eyes at me. But UConn went in ’79,[…]