"The outlook wasn't brilliant for the Mudville nine that day," begins the famed baseball saga "Casey At The Bat." You could almost say the same for Eastern Panhandle legislators as they go to the plate this week at the start of the 2007 legislative session.
A bit like Casey, they find some runners on base, but they'll have to deliver a mighty blast to bring those runs home. You'd think that the growing Eastern Panhandle would earn more respect in Charleston since we're one of the few dynamic sections of the Mountain State. Yet the new leadership in the House of Delegates looks more like a return to the old days, and this isn't particularly good for the home team.